Rumor: Jason Kidd for Jason Richardson, Mickael Pietrus, Monta Ellis and Patrick O'Bryant

From Sam Smith for ChicagoSports.com:

The Nets have been rumored to be trading Vince Carter, but some GMs believe now is the time for them to deal Kidd, who will be 34 in March and is due $40 million over the next two seasons.

Some believe the Nets' season is lost with Richard Jefferson and Nenad Krstic out, and Kidd is playing perhaps as well as he ever has, though you wonder if it's to interest teams and get himself away from the personal family mess going on in New Jersey.

Perhaps a career-ending return home to Oakland would be the answer, because the Warriors could put together a good package to rebuild the Nets. Maybe Jason Richardson, Mickael Pietrus, Monta Ellis and rookie Patrick O'Bryant, whom coach Don Nelson last week said he'd like to go to dinner with but wouldn't want to put in a game. Kidd and Baron Davis would be an ideal backcourt for Nelson.

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Think Jason Kidd will be sporting one of these jerseys on February 23rd?
Photo: ESPN.com

Smith is probably just playing around with trade scenarios here and doesn't have any inside scoop on the Warriors actually being interested in pairing up Kidd with BD or the Nets trying to move Kidd, but still it's fun to think about. Kidd is a hall of famer and one of the greatest point guards to play the game. He's one of the few players in this league that the Warriors could move JRich for and not drive Warriors Nation to tears.

Here's what the Warriors starting lineup would look like:
PG: Jason Kidd
PG/SG: Baron Davis
SF: Stephen Jackson
PF: Al Harrington
C: Andris Biedrins

Playoffs?!! That team would do more than just make the playoffs. How far do you think they could go in the mighty West this season with that lineup?


Also see: Rumor: Warriors Interested in Jason Kidd and Nets Like Troy Murphy

99% of rumors never happen, but 99% of them are fun to talk about!

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