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Kidd To Dallas 3 Way Rumor

Adrian Wojnarowski has the following rumor:

The New Jersey Nets are in serious negotiations with the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers about a blockbuster three-way trade that would send Jason Kidd to the Mavericks, league sources said Wednesday afternoon.

In the proposed trade, Dallas and Portland would send the Nets a package that includes the Mavs' Devean George and Jerry Stackhouse and Blazers forwards Travis Outlaw and Channing Frye and guard Jarrett Jack. Mavericks point guard Devin Harris would be sent to Portland. Along with Kidd, the Nets would send reserve forward Malik Allen and center Jamaal Magloire to Dallas.

The Nets would also receive at least one future No. 1 pick and cash. It's expected that New Jersey would work a buyout with Stackhouse and allow him to be a free agent. Other players could be included to balance the exchange of contracts.

Of course Henry Abbott has quite a few thoughts on the matter.   In particular because it involves his beloved Portland Trailblazers.  Here is his conclusion:

Maybe, just maybe, Devin Harris is someone who lights up the spreadsheets that the Blazer scouting staff looks at. Maybe, in some fashion, he shows up as the perfect guy to play alongside the likes of Brandon Roy in the backcourt.

And maybe, just maybe that's worth shipping out a ton of young talent.

But if these rumors are real, and some version of this does take place -- Pritchard and his staff had better be right. Those young players Portland will give up will be around for a long time with the potential to make Portland look bad, and Harris has a contract that lasts into 2013.


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