The Jason Kidd Trade revisited
Remember that Jason Kidd for Devin Harris trade? Although more players involved, the trade essentially was:
Jason Kidd for Devin Harris, 2008 1st Round Pick, 2010 1st Round Pick
Everyone, including myself, were laughing at the Dallas Mavericks for getting raped of talent for an old, over-the-hill Jason Kidd. Mark Cuban got desperate and traded all his young assets away. Well, it's a few years later.....if we revisit it, now that we know the draft picks, the trade was:
Jason Kidd for Devin Harris, Ryan Anderson, Damion James
Devin Harris, after initially starting great for Nets, seems to have a regressed as a player. He was the Starting PG on one of the worst teams in history. And then was swiftly traded away and probably the least valuable "asset" in a package to get a better PG in Williams. Who knows if Devin is even Jazz PG solution for the future....probably not.
Ryan Anderson is a decent young player, but nothing more. Quickly discarded in the Vince Carter trade to get Courtney Lee. Courtney Lee turns into Troy Murphy? Not much of an asset for Nets
Damion James traded for on draft night. Nonfactor in first season with Nets.
And what did Mavericks get for these guys?
A world championship.
You can argue.........no Jason Kidd, no championship.
Sometimes we, including me, judge trades too soon. Mavericks were clear winners in retrospect. Like most trades, the team that gets the best singular talent wins. In this case, that was J. Kidd, regardless of his age.
Last edited by bagelred : 06-13-2011 at 11:20 AM.