Jason Kidd traded to Dallas in huge deal

Feb. 19, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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DALLAS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- All-Star guard Jason Kidd and two other New Jersey Nets were traded to the Dallas Mavericks for five players, draft picks and cash, the NBA teams said Tuesday.

The long-rumored deal became a reality Tuesday when Kidd was sent from the 23-30 Nets to the 35-18 Mavericks. Kidd and forwards Malik Allen and Antoine Wright head from New Jersey to Dallas.

The Nets get guard Devin Harris, swingmen Maurice Ager and Trenton Hassell, center DeSagana Diop and forward Keith Van Horn in addition to first-round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 and about $3 million in cash.

Kidd is the key player in the deal. A nine-time All-Star, including this past weekend, Kidd started his NBA career in Dallas in the 1994-95 season. He also played in Phoenix before moving to New Jersey, where he's played the last seven seasons.

He's averaged 14.3 points and 9.2 assists over 997 NBA regular-season games.

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