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DevinHarriswillstart
02-23-2008, 08:19 AM
Portland Wanted Jason Kidd?
Posted: 2/23/2008 7:39:00 AM
Source: Newark Star-Ledger


If Rod Thorn had had his way, Jason Kidd would be in Portland right now, and the Nets point guard of the future would be Jarrett Jack.

Not that the Nets president has any regrets: He believes Devin Harris is the ideal candidate to help take his team into the next five years. Thorn just didn't like to negotiate while stuck in a box -- which essentially was constructed by Kidd's big mouth.

"It was a box, and it didn't help it when Jason went public -- it sort of killed a lot of his value," Thorn conceded. "There was a team I was talking to that had interest -- more than cursory interest, let's say. And once he did that (announced he sought a trade), they totally quit on it."

Thorn would only identify the team as "a midlevel team out west," but several league officials confirmed it as the Trail Blazers -- which, in fact, is the only midlevel team out west nowadays.

The Blazers were to send Jack and Raef LaFrentz to the Nets along with other cap-fillers for Kidd, but the Nets captain sabotaged the deal by publicly requesting a deal on Jan. 28 -- either inadvertently or otherwise.

According to those league officials, who chose to remain anonymous in order to avoid meddling in Portland's affairs, the Blazers never wanted to assist Dallas in obtaining Kidd; they wanted the 34-year-old point guard for themselves to help raise a team of promising kids in the midst of a 3-5 slide.

Jack.Kerr
02-23-2008, 08:56 AM
Uhhh...this is probably as close to trash-talking Kidd as Thorn is going to do, but he should shut up. He got a MUCH better deal from the Mavericks.

horse900703
02-23-2008, 09:53 AM
NOOOO, MAVS KEEP KIDD~~~

EricaLubarsky
02-23-2008, 10:02 AM
NOOOO, MAVS KEEP KIDD~~~
did you even read the article?

WraithXx
02-23-2008, 10:43 AM
NOOOO, MAVS KEEP KIDD~~~

dude...

mqywaaah
02-23-2008, 11:11 AM
I think he read it like Portland wants Kidd. Dumbass~~~

mqywaaah
02-23-2008, 11:12 AM
It's like talking to a cave man. Wooga Wooga Horsey dude

StackAttack
02-23-2008, 11:20 AM
NOOOO, MAVS KEEP KIDD~~~

I lol'ed so hard.

fluid.forty.one
02-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Why would the Nets want Jack over Harris?

mqywaaah
02-23-2008, 10:31 PM
Uhm..... idk?

Dtownsfinest
02-24-2008, 08:49 AM
I think what they're trying to say is the Nets ended up getting a better deal for Kidd by dealing with the Mavericks. Jarret Jack? Decent player but aren't the Blazers trying to get rid of him? I don't buy the NETS doing that deal. Thorn is just bs'ing. Hell i'd take JET before I take Jarrett Jack and I bet the Nets never even thought about that deal.