New and improved Kidd trade is still risky

Originally Published: February 17, 2008
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

It's funny how things work out sometimes. Thanks to the loose lips of Jerry Stackhouse and the unwillingness of Devean George to be sent to New Jersey, the Mavs find themselves consummating a better version of the Jason Kidd trade than the one they originally tried to make.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesJason Kidd may just be bringing his leadership skills to the Mavericks after all.