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 Championship are escalated this year and next. But come October 2009, Dallas’ core group will be J.J. Barea, Jason Terry, Josh Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Brandon Bass and Nick Fazekas. Good luck with all that. --Richie Whitt
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