Well it makes it official… right? He has already ruled out Cleveland according to other reports and now, this report claims he wants out to the West. Time for the Lakers to prepare some deals…
Yahoo Sports: It is unknown whether Jason Kidd’s agent has had contact with New Jersey Nets team president Rod Thorn since being denied an extension three weeks ago.
A league official, who declined to be identified, said Wednesday night that there is rampant speculation around the league that Kidd’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, has requested that his client be moved to a Western Conference team. Source: The Record of Hackensack
Also, according to a fan poll over at realGM, over 51% of the voters believe Kidd will be traded to the Lakers! As of 3:15 (Pacific time).
UPDATE: There is a new report out of the New Jersey Media group that claims Kidd is not the only unhappy player (R.J.) but that Kidd is indeed the “most likely to go”…
NJMG: Right now it would seem Kidd is the most likely to go. According to sources close to the team, owner Bruce Ratner doesn’t want to trade Kidd, though, and is willing to give him a $10 million extension. Kidd is said to be looking for closer to $13 million.
But other sources said Kidd’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, has been talking to Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban to help facilitate a trade to Dallas. Schwartz did not return phone calls.