Jason Kidd

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    March 20, 2012

    Jason Kidd is No Longer Sucking, and That's Good News for the Mavs' Playoff Hopes

    It's a common NBA refrain: Following an inactive trade deadline, a team will claim that getting a relevant player back from injury is akin to making a deadline deal. It happened with the Mavericks and Rodrigue Beaubois, and this year's spin involves the eventual integration of Delonte West. There i ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    The 2012 Dallas Mavericks: 33 Storylines from 33 Games

    A (Wait, It's Already Midseason?) Midseason Report

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    January 30, 2012

    Down and Dirty Data, or: What Do the Short Season's Stats Say About the Mavericks?

    The Mavericks -- like virtually every other team during this bizarre, lockout-shortened NBA season -- are nearly impossible to pin down. A combination of odd scheduling, injury adjustments and minimal practice time seemingly puts a different Maverick team on the floor every night out; in one game th ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Mavs, From The Finals to the Fontainebleau

    Dallas, it would seem, has a new America's Team this morning, and so we'll get to the "news" in a moment. First, though, two Association videos -- sneak peeks at the "mini-movie" to come later this afternoon. On this side, Dirk Nowtizki, who "slew the fire-breathing demon of unfulfilled expectations ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    The Greatest Comeback in Dallas Mavericks' Playoff History

    Tied in the final minute of overtime after erasing a 15-point deficit in the final 5 minutes of regulation. Jason Kidd's defense on Kevin Durant, leading to a Shawn Marion steal. The Mavericks' veteran patience, systematically setting up of a Dirk Nowitzki elbow isolation they've run a zillion ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Mavericks 101, Blazers 89: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    The Game 2 Hero: Peja​10. When the Mavs play with emotion and efficiency, they are tough to beat. Last night the intensity was there courtesy of Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler and the spunky J.J. Barea. And so was the execution, to the tune of a franchise-record low six turnovers -- including ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Mavericks 89, Blazers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. After all the experts made the Mavs the sexy pick to be upset in the first round, what happens over the weekend? Every road team -- except the Blazers, that is -- either holds a 10-point lead or wins outright. Dallas' win wasn't pretty, but it sure got more attractive Sunday afterno ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    No-So-Pedestrian Playlist: What Kind of Music Do Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and Shawn Marion Listen To Off The Court?

    Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.Just some random dudes we happen to know ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Jason Kidd Has Extended His Shooting Range

    Hey, at least one of our teams won on Halloween. Prediction: Just three games into the season and Jason Kidd's swish from inside the Clippers' 3-point line will be the longest shot made in the NBA this season.

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    April 27, 2010

    Mavs-Spurs: Irrationally Optimistic Game 5 Preview

    ​Thank you Jason Terry for acknowledging what a lot of us have been yelling out our TV screens the last two games: To play better, the Dallas Mavericks must play faster. Here's hoping head coach Rick Carlisle and point guard Jason Kidd get the message. Before it's too late. Down 3-1 in t ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Mavs at Thunder: Okay, I'm Interested

    ​Two years ago the Dallas Mavericks came out of the All-Star break thusly: In his first game back in Dallas after a trade from New Jersey point guard Jason Kidd took the opening possession against the Hornets in New Orleans and threw a perfect lob pass that Josh Howard dunked. I was at Buffal ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 3, 2009

    This Just In: Don't Drink and Drive

    ​If your name is Newy Scruggs, Laura Dean-Mooney or Jesus H. Christ, you have permission to stop reading. The rest of you, I'd like you to think back to the last time you were driving while drunk, schnockered, intoxicated, tipsy, under the influence or, if you prefer, merely buzzed. Last week ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    NBA Free Agency Commences in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

    Love him or not, gotta have him back. Right?So, the Mavs made a big deal yet? Well, GM Donnie Nelson promised a "very active summer," so let's hop to it. Actually, though NBA free agency is just hatching, Dallas may be already making progress. That is, if you consider re-signing Jason Kidd pr ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Your Dallas Mavericks: Now What?

    Danny Bollinger Was this block/fall Jason Kidd's last stand as a Maverick? The body was still warm. The emotions, still raw. But when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, Charles Barkley doesn't give a damn. "They got problems," the rotund, ridiculous TNT analyst said last night in the min ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Mavs-Nuggets: Irrationally Optimistic Game 3 Preview

    Danny Bollinger Bite the bullet, Josh. Or your jersey. Whatever works.Before Game 1: Doubtless. After Game 1: Defiant. Before Game 2: Determined. After Game 2: Depressed. Before Game 3: Desperate? Delusional? Dead? Fine, then you tell me. For my prediction of Thuggets in 5 to remain in play, ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Kidd vs. Devin: Tweaking the Hindsight?

    I still - as always - wouldn't have pulled the trigger on Jason Kidd and two No. 1 draft picks, etc. for Devin Harris and Antoine Wright, etc. But I'll admit, Kidd has been better than any of us expected. And today - as the Mavericks prepare to enter the second round of the NBA Playof ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    WWJD: What Was Jason Doing?

    Cool that Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Kidd was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week. Last week he passed Magic Johnson for No. 3 on the all-time assist list, dished out 20 dimes against the Suns on national television and generally upgraded his room-with-a-view in the Hall of Fame ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    Mavericks 118, Kings 100. A Requiem in 10 Parts

    My Top 10 observations from last night's Mavs' romp: 10. Mark Cuban really really really really loves him some Jason Kidd. "He's got the most incredible basketball sense I've seen in my entire life," says Cuban. I've never liked the Devin Harris-Kidd deal, but apparently - and appropriately - the ow ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    No Kidding: Dirk's Not the Only Mavs Man to Make Kids Happy at Christmas

    Say what you will about Jason Kidd being no Devin Harris, but the point guard's no Grinch either: Last week his foundation took 40 kids from the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center on a shopping spree at a local Toys "R" Us. Each child received a $300 gift card -- a most generous gift, most definitely ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Mav. Wrecks.

    No, no Avery. The Mavs are 2-4, not 1-4. Nice try. Wanna know how crappy the Dallas Mavericks were yesterday afternoon against the previously winless Clippers. This about sums it up: “We just couldn't get stops,” said Jason Kidd, “and we couldn't make any shots at the other end.” ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Your ’08-09 Dallas Mavericks: Still Good. Still Not Good Enough.

    Make-or-break year for him. And his team. Don’t believe it. The Mavericks, overnight, did not grow old and tired and shitty. Everywhere you surf entering tonight’s opener against the Houston Rockets – especially here – you hear how Dallas will be lucky to win 45ish games and lucky to ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    The Mavericks' Faith In Jason Kidd

    For better or worse, the Mavs trust in the power of Bas-Kidd-Ball

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    August 19, 2008

    Jason Kidd On Pace for an Honorary Gold Medal

    Which one of these doesn't belong? You guessed it. The Maverick. The Redeem Team has been staggering so far in The Olympics. Thanks in no part to Dallas Maverick Jason Kidd. While Dallas native Chris Bosh has at times been the best U.S. player on the court, Kidd at times looks sad, slow and ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    Kidd and Nash, Like Caine and Stallone

    Flickr photo: themikelee The Intern notes of this photo: "He's gorgeous! Think he's seeing anybody?" Yes, Spencer, I do. The Steve Nash Foundation, always raising dough to keep the kids healthy, played a little footsie yesterday on the Nike Field at Sarah D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown NYC. Among t ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    $2 Draft

    Drink your Mavs sorrows away with The Ticket

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    June 13, 2008

    A Mavs Post that has Very Little to do with Basketball

    Almost 10,000 career assists, yet somehow Jason Kidd couldn't pass on her. Mavs fans, you think this blog item is going to be about how good you should feel, considering you purged your sorrow six weeks ago as opposed to waking this morning to the grief of blowing a 24-point lead on your home c ... More >>

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    June 3, 2008
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    April 29, 2008

    Yo, Mavs, The End's Not Near

    Yeah, I know. The end is near. The Mavs packed their white flags and vacation itineraries on the flight to New Orleans yesterday. They are six-point underdogs against the Hornets tonight and, according to NBA history, have about a nine percent chance of rallying from down 3-1 to win the series. Dall ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    Uh. Oh.

    Josh Howard poured in 30 points. Jason Kidd finally had himself a game with 19 points and 15 assists. And the Dallas Mavericks unleashed a 70-point first half on the Denver Nuggets. So, guess what? The Mavs’ margin on 7th place in the Western Conference is all but poof. Nuggets: 118. Mavs: 105. T ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Five Things We Don’t Want to See at Tonight’s Mavericks-Celtics Game

    Hard to believe that just two years ago, Avery Johnson was Coach of the Year. 1. Jason Kidd riding the pine for three-quarters of the second half while Tyronn Lue runs the show. Remember the big trade? Ya know, the one I never liked? Wasn’t it because Kidd’s experience, leadership and ability to ... More >>

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    March 11, 2008

    Giving the New Kidd Some Time

    From The New York Times this morning comes this proclamation: "Dallas Is Slow to Adjust to Kidd in Fast-Paced West." As evidenced, natch, by the team's 5-5 record since Jason Kidd moved back to Dallas and his inability to yet achieve that elusive triple-double as a Maverick. Says Dirk Nowitzki of th ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008

    Jason Kidd Most Definitely Did Not Quit on New Jersey

    Jason Kidd yesterday spent a couple of hours chatting with the New York Daily News about coming back to Dallas and leaving New Jersey -- where Nets president Rod Thorn has said Kidd more or less quit on the team. Which is most definitely not the case, Kidd said while sitting "on a massive stone deck ... More >>

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    March 3, 2008

    Your Daily Jason Kidd Oops Update

    On second thought, maybe Avery Johnson was right to bench Jason Kidd during crunch time. The newest Mav hideously short-armed a free throw that would’ve tied yesterday’s loss to the Lakers with 10 seconds remaining. After Kidd’s gaffe, Kobe Bryant polished off a 52-point masterpiece with two f ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008

    Damn, Jason Kidd Makes One Expensive Cheerleader

    Apparently, Avery Johnson saw the cover of this week's SI and decided to do the opposite. Mavs-Spurs was a classic last night. Avery Johnson coached it like a playoff game, using only an eight-man rotation. Dirk was good and Duncan was great and Bruce Bowen was sharpening his elbows for the post-sea ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    You’re Kidding, Right?

    One game, and already Richie's proclaiming Kidd and empty jersey -- one you can buy right here, matter o' fact! Don’t worry, maybe one of the Mavericks will exercise an obscure trade veto, and we can nix this whole Jason Kidd deal before it’s too late. Oh, shit. Wait. We’re stuck? I know, I kn ... More >>

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    February 19, 2008

    Done Deal: Kidd's a Mav. Again.

    No more Hope-ing: Jason Kidd's back in a Mavs uni as of seconds ago. 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 ... More >>

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    February 19, 2008

    "The Best Point Guard to Enter the Draft Since Isiah Thomas"

    So, Jason Kidd's a Dallas Maverick for the second time. Richie's got more forthcoming in a sec about today's 'bout-time blockbuster trade. But, for grins, let's go stumbling down Amnesia Lane, to the day Jason Kidd became a Mav for the very first time. --Robert Wilonsky

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    February 19, 2008


    This old Jason Kidd poster can be yours right now, for the low, low price of $15. I'm at American Airlines Center witnessing something I thought I’d never see -- no, not this guy in concert, but, of course, Jason Kidd back in a Dallas Mavericks tank top. After the most dramatic trade in NBA histor ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008

    Child’s Play

    Waytago, Stack. Waytago. The deeper we look into the Jason Kidd trade, the more obvious it is that the Mavericks screwed it up. Big time. First, Dallas apparently didn’t take time to make sure Devean George would be cool with being dealt to New Jersey -- or anywhere else, for that matter. And now, ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    February 13, 2008

    Are You Kiddin' Me?

    Best part of the Jason Kidd trade: his girlfriend, Hope Dworaczyk I’ll have more details on the Jason Kidd trade come morning -- and, says the latest version of the ESPN report, Jerry Stackhouse "ain't going nowhere" --but for now, here’s why I hate it. Granted, your chances for an NBA Champions ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Mavericks Don't Need Jason Kidd

    No joke, the Mavericks should pass on a major trade and allow this nucleus one more shot

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    January 29, 2008

    The Second Comings? (Applause.)

    Do you really wanna see Jason Kidd as a Maverick again? Depends on what Dallas has to give up, doesn't it? While one familiar face is departing, two more may be returning. President Bush delivered his seventh and final State of the Union last night, prompting interruptions for applause a ridiculous ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Bringing the Kidd Back to Dallas?

    From The New York Post today, via Fox Sports: Jason Kidd was "on strike" last night, faking illness and riding the pine in order to expedite a trade that would get him outta New Jersey. And to where, you ask? Well ... Another source said the Nets were planning on -- if not already -- talking to Dall ... More >>

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    July 13, 1995

    Summer season

    Mavs' star rookie gets winded off the court

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