Ready or not, Jason Kidd is a Dallas Maverick. After a week of machinations and maneuvers that took the deal from imminent to insane, the NBA just minutes ago finally stamped its approval. I’ll have more later, but the deal as it ultimately wound up:
Mavericks get: Jason Kidd and Malik Allen.
Nets get: Devin Harris, Maurice Ager, DeSagna Diop, Trenton Hassell, Keith Van Horn, first-round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 and $3 million in cash.
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Because of salary-cap implications I'm not prepared to waste your afternoon with, the Kidd trade is technically even bigger than expected. Originally planned as a separate deal, the Kidd trade officially includes Dallas aquiring Antoine Wright for a $1.6 million free-agent exception. --Richie Whitt