From Dave D'Allessandro of NJ.com:
Also, it looks like JKidd would rather be a LA Faker than a Warrior (from Marc Stein of ESPN.com):
Sources close to the situation say Kidd never asked Nets owner Bruce Ratner to trade him. But Kidd got excited, I'm told, when informed that the teams were talking and that a move to the Lakers was a possibility.
Kidd did not respond with the same excitement, sources say, when word leaked of possible interest from his hometown Golden State Warriors. He apparently isn't itching to leave Jersey unless it's clearly a more attractive situation.
It's likewise believed that the Nets will take Kidd's wishes into account to some degree after he chose to re-sign with them in the summer of 2003 despite strong interest from San Antonio.
This year's NBA tradeline is tomorrow at 3pm EST, but it's been relatively quiet around the league as far as trade rumors for this time of the year. This is partly due to the fact that Allen Iverson has already been moved and the Warriors and Pacers have already pulled off a blockbuster:
- Trade: Dun, Murphy, Diogu, McLeod for Harrington, S. Jackson, Jasikevicius
- The Warriors & Pacers Blockbuster Trade: Throwing Up W's and L's
- Basketball Obituaries -- Mike Dunleavy Jr. 2002-2007
- Dad's got my back!
- Warriors Head Coach Don Nelson Talks about the Blockbuster Trade
- Warriors-Pacers Blockbuster Trade Linkfest
- A Little Pacer Perspective on the Blockbuster Trade
- New Warrior Al Harrington Talks about the Trade
- Everyone's Talking About the Trade!
- GSoM Q&A with Matt Steinmetz - 01/18/07 (Part 1 of 2)
- A Reality Check on the Blockbuster Trade between the Warriors and Pacers
- GSoM Q&A with Marcus Thompson II - 01/30/07 (Part 1 of 2)
- OPEN THREAD: Game # 49 - Warriors @ Pacers
- Recap: Warriors 113, Pacers 98 - At least your football team is good!
Maybe it's a good thing for the Warriors that it's fairly quiet since they seem to stealthily pull off trades when you least expect it. In other words, FREE KG!
Do you think the Warriors will pull off another trade by tomorrow's trade deadline?
More Kidding Around:
- Rumor: Warriors Interested in Jason Kidd
- Rumor: Jason Kidd for Jason Richardson, Mickael Pietrus, Monta Ellis and Patrick O'Bryant
- 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!