Source: Kidd has requested a trade

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    NorthJersey.com: The sources said Kidd is upset that the Nets wouldn’t grant his recent wish for a $15 million contract extension. By not playing in this game, Kidd may have been trying to show management his value to the team.

    A source confirmed that Kidd has requested a trade. A person with knowledge of the player’s thinking said he wouldn’t be opposed to going to Dallas, the Lakers or Cleveland.

    Before a game in Utah last month, Kidd accused the Nets of “mentally letting go of the rope.” Kidd also said there was “no light at the end of the tunnel.”

    In an ESPN article it discuses possible destinations for Kidd…

    ESPN: 4. Where is Kidd going if the Nets do make him available at February’s trade deadline? Asked specifically about Cleveland and his well-known admiration for LeBron James, according to our man on the scene Chris Sheridan, Kidd told reporters Thursday that the Cavs are “not one of my destinations.”

    The Lakers, meanwhile, would still have Lamar Odom as a third option alongside the tantalizing tandem of Kobe and Kidd had they been willing to part with Bynum last February. But they weren’t and would be a lot less willing to even mention Bynum now, with the Jersey-reared young big man starting to live up to his potential with averages of 10.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in just 26 minutes per game. So L.A. would likely need the involvement of at least one more team to have another shot at Kidd. You can likewise still debate how far up the West ladder L.A. would rise even if it somehow hatched a deal that delivered a core of Kobe, Kidd, Odom and Bynum. The Lakers, configured thusly, might still only be the West’s fourth-best team, behind San Antonio, Phoenix and Utah.

    And here is even more from NetsDaily blog

    NetsDaily: ESPN’s Marc Stein says Nets owner Bruce Ratner wants Jason Kidd to stay and is prepared to give him the extension he wants. Stein also says the Nets may be looking for “one big move” to get them back in contention. He discusses possibilities, including trades of Kidd, Richard Jefferson…even a return by Keith Van Horn. But Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski thinks Kidd wants a trade more than an extension.

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    • Alvin

      Kwame, Vlad, Farmar

      Make it happen.

    • http://www.lakers.com Billy Kupchak

      THE ABOVE LINK FOR “CONTINUE READING” IS THE WRONG PAGE! FIX IT!

    • http://thelakersnation.com YalalaP the One

      nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,not farmar and vlade!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u suckkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!! ALVIN ur too dull to think of it… only kwame and critt for kidd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    • http://myspace.com/nugge7 The Nugget

      http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dime-071208-09&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos2

      4. Where is Kidd going if the Nets do make him available at February’s trade deadline?

      Asked specifically about Cleveland and his well-known admiration for LeBron James, according to our man on the scene Chris Sheridan, Kidd told reporters Thursday that the Cavs are “not one of my destinations.” That suggests two things: (1) Kidd indeed imagines himself playing elsewhere on some level if he’s got such a list; and (2) Kidd must understand that LeBron’s Cavs have almost nothing of trade value to offer to enter the sweepstakes, with the newly re-signed Anderson Varejao ineligible to be dealt until the offseason and with zero chance that the Nets would consider taking on Larry Hughes in the exchange.

      The Lakers, meanwhile, would still have Lamar Odom as a third option alongside the tantalizing tandem of Kobe and Kidd had they been willing to part with Bynum last February. But they weren’t and would be a lot less willing to even mention Bynum now, with the Jersey-reared young big man starting to live up to his potential with averages of 10.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in just 26 minutes per game. So L.A. would likely need the involvement of at least one more team to have another shot at Kidd. You can likewise still debate how far up the West ladder L.A. would rise even if it somehow hatched a deal that delivered a core of Kobe, Kidd, Odom and Bynum. The Lakers, configured thusly, might still only be the West’s fourth-best team, behind San Antonio, Phoenix and Utah.

    • GetBisonDele

      you’re kidding if you dont think odom or bynum have to be included

      soem of you guys are delusional, like they’d just take vlad and farmar and 9 million dollars next year for kidd

      jokers

    • Alvin

      Kwame and Critt won’t meet the trade requirement, and even if it did, we’d be another 10 million over the lux. Vlad makes the deal work. Which means Buss would have to shell out another 10 mil, which he won’t do.

      Plus no matter how good Farmar is playing now, Critt will be better.

      And I thought was being not-dull by choosing Critt over Farmar.

    • Alvin

      And that’s a joke, the Lakers being fourth, Jkidd is one of the best point guards of all time and is having his best season in a long time, we’d be top two easy.

      Kobe (Best player), Kidd (Best passer), Odom (Best…versatileness?) and one day Bynum will be baller. That team is monster.

    • Neo-Laker Era

      [Comment ID #18942 Will Be Quoted Here]

      “Most versatile” is what you’re looking for :-)

      I’d like to know if Critt is really a PG or more of a SG. The way the backcourt is playing right now, and the way Vlad is shooting the ball, we can’t change that. Especially for an aging PG when we already have a lot of talent there. How is Kidd’s defense against the Billup’s, Nash’s and Deron William’s? (That’s a serious question I would like to see an answer too, not rhetorical).

    • Shaq786

      a little birdy told me that

      odom, sasha, farmar, mihm, and ’08 first are going down for… kidd and malik allen

    • drew

      This is the trade i would like. 3 way trade: The Kings, The Lakers, The Nets.

      http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=429~2801~981~3002~617~25~61&teams=13~23~23~23~17~13~17&te=&cash=

      Reason these teams do it:
      KINGS: Kings just need to rebuild….Martin is hurt and Abdur-Rahim is out the season. With this they get a future PG with Farmar, future G/F in Wright who’s athletic ability has been compared to Joe Johnson and T-Mac, they also get Kwame’s big contract off the books next year so they can sign a big free agent next summer

      NETS: Nets can compete in the East with: Bibby, Carter, Jefferson, Odom….they dont want to rebuild and this allows them to compete

      LAKERS: Do I Need To Explain

      The only potential problem is trying to convince Sac they need to rebuild. And they might ask for Critt, but either way the Kings can have Critt or Farmar, but not both

    • DCLAKER

      Again we DON’T NEED POINT GUARDS,WE NEED POWER FORWARDS/CENTERS(JO).

    • lakerfan81

      I think the nets could get more than what the Lakers have to offer for Kidd (if they actually do move him) unless the Lakers offer up Bynum (which is really unlikely). Teams like Dallas could really use him and have more to offer. A good destination for him would be Orlando, that would make Orlando even better than they already are and give Kidd his best chance of winning a ring. Not sure who they have to offer (salary-wise) but it would have to be build around Jameer Nelson.

    • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Lakers2410

      If we’re doing a trade, don’t do it for Kidd! 1st of all, how much minutes will Fish & Farmar get if he comes over here (even if Kidd only gets 24 minutes, Farmar and Fish will still only each get 12 minutes or so, and what about Vujacic, and I don’t say Critt because he may be the one, along with Kwame, to be shipped out if we’re getting Kidd!)? We should try to get a defensive guy, maybe Kirilenko (I said maybe!), Artest, Big Ben (it could happen.), or just some other blocking, rebounding, able to be a 3rd scoring option guy! Or something.

    • magicbalala245

      alright guys why are you complaning now last year we screwed up with the Kidd trade and now this is a second chance now you name one team who try to acquire another superstar that year and got that superstar next year. Excatly my point you gotta take this opprunity by the neck and choke it till you get what you want Kidd should be ours now lets go out there and get Kidd mitch

    • william williams

      lakers need to trade Javaris, kwame, sasha, trevor, and two first round picks for Jason Kidd

      trade chris, vlad, and luke for boozer

      do a sign and trade deal to sign GP and C-web and trade them both to sacramento for Artest, bibby and garcia

      trade bibby, garcia, and 5 first round picks for dwight howard

      PG kidd/fish/j-farm
      SG kobe/ Artest
      SF boozer/lamar
      PF howard/ Ronny
      C Andrew

    • Alvin

      Any deal with Odom would be not a good trade for the Lakers or the Nets. The Nets, if they trade Kidd, are going to blow it up. And whoever said the Nets won’t take a deal that doesnt involve Odom or Bynum…you have to understand how valuable Kwame Brown is right now. He is unbelievably valuable just because the Lux cap is always about 15 mil over the Salary. Even I was thinking the Lakers would be smart to trade Vlade for an expiring contract so we could sign Brand in the offseason.
      This year’s FA class is gonna be filled with Brand, Marion, Arenas, Iverson, Davis, Magette and Artest, so the fact that anyone can gain Kwame’s 9 mil in one of the best free agent markets we’ve ever seen is like striking gold (TD and KG were part of it until they signed extensions).
      The Nets would go under with a deal involving Kwame and Vlade, so you can look at it as though they’re getting Farmar and Brand for Kidd, or Farmar and Gilbert Arenas. So if we give up Odom or Bynum for Kidd (who at 34 will be able to play at a non-physical position until he’s like 40 and still be pretty darn good. Kidds skills wont die with age because they dont require him to jump and dunk, dont require him to take a hundred shots, he dribbles, passes and makes intelligent decisions)
      So again, Farmar, Kwame and Vlade, make it happen.

    • ab4sure

      [Comment ID #18960 Will Be Quoted Here]

      Do you think the Lakers should have traded Bynum for Kidd???

    • magicbalala245

      [Comment ID #18964 Will Be Quoted Here]that’s a joke your asking me right. nobody lies i bet every single one of you guys wanted kidd wearing purple and gold last year. And last time i check we were calling mitch an idiot for not trading bynum for kidd last year. But now we don’t need to trade bynum cause nets also have a developing center in Sean Williams so this is a make or break year for the lakers this year

    • JBMONKEYMAN

      I still dont think Kidd is the answer. He is more of a win now move. By win now i mean we win more now, but not a championship. It is such a tough call on whether to move Farmar or Critt. Farmar is a gym rat who has showed that he will continue to improve. Critt is a pure talent that Phil is extremely high on. Kwame is definitely a tradeable piece, but if you get a PG back in a trade involving him you now have no interior defense to win now anyway. We need a legit inside presence like JO or even Gasol to a lesser degree that can give us 20 and 10 on the inside. That is the only thing this team is missing in my opinion. While we dont have an elite guard… we have 3 players who can do a decent job manning that position already. We do need another trade, but not for Kidd.

    • SILO

      LO,Kwame,Farmar and picks for Jason Kidd, Krisitc and Jamal.

      Wait till December 15th for the trade.

    • thomas thomas

      if the lakers got jason kidd by doing a sign and trade deal to sign c-web and GP and trade c-web, gp, and kwame to New jersey for jason kidd it would make the lakers great in the future

      Farmar will be watching jason kidd and derek fisher play alot which will make him better. if they get him to be private coached by magic then i think farmar will become the best point guard in the league.

    • Edward

      How bout a three way trade where we don’t get kid, but say the pacers do, and we get JO and give up kwame, vujabiatch, and maybe luke or rad?

    • SILO

      [Comment ID #18972 Will Be Quoted Here]

      Your choosing between Jason Kidd and Jo?!

    • MILO

      [Comment ID #18972 Will Be Quoted Here]

      You’re sick in the a$$!!!

    • MILO

      Lamar is not an option he cant be a consistent offensive player, so we need at least a guard to back up Kobe or J-Kidd to give others good look’s.LO had his chance and he blew it all he knows how to do is charge like the big dumb idiot he is.To even think of LO as a second option is a joke.Fish has been dooing really good in the offensive end.He probably has a better shooting % than Kobe.Yet Kobe leads the team in the assist department.That is the reason why we need Kidd.Farmar is good and he will continue to get better id much rather get rid of Javaris…

    • lalakerfan

      why would kidd want to go to a jo-less pacers?

      come on guys.

    • TA

      KIDD, KOBE, AND BYNUM

      YOU CAN TAKE ANYONE YOU WANT JUST GIVE ME THESE THREE!!!

    • kgmvp

      getkidd.com??? well i would really welcome kidd if we could get him for kwame and fillers. Right now i don´t want to trade Andrew Bynum, Kobe and fisher.

    • gugy

      If the Lakers can get Kidd giving Kwame, Sasha, RAd, Crit and picks Then go for it.

    • MILO

      [Comment ID #18981 Will Be Quoted Here]

      That’s too much players what is NJ gonna do with them???

    • MILO

      Trading Kwame and Odom makes more sense finacialy, for cap space…

    • gugy

      MILO,

      What I meant is some of these. Sorry for my writing. I agree that’s too many players, but whatever it comes to match the salaries.

      I think Kidd would be great, but now the PG position is not an issue for the Lakers, but It could be a start to mending fences with Kobe, since he highly regard Kidd. So if that will make Kobe happy, then go for it.

    • GetBisonDele

      kwame sasha rad and picks for kidd

      you’d be a joke if you worked as a GM, are you isiah thomas

    • drew

      This is the trade that needs to happen: http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=429~2801~981~3002~617~25~61&teams=13~23~23~23~17~13~17&te=&cash=

      Kings just need to rebuild….Martin is hurt and Abdur-Rahim is out the season. With this they get a future PG with Farmar, future G/F in Wright who’s athletic ability has been compared to Joe Johnson and T-Mac, they also get Kwame’s big contract off the books next year

      Nets can compete in the East with: Bibby, Carter, Jefferson, Odom….they dont want to rebuild and this allows them to compete

      If the Kings want Critt then thats fine we give them Critt instead of Farmar, but its one or the other not both.

    • gugy

      GetBisonDele.

      I don’t think I would be as bad as Mitch as GM.

      Do you have any better suggestions or you are here just trolling?

    • ab4sure

      [Comment ID #18967 Will Be Quoted Here]

      No, not all of us, I definitely wanted to keep Bynum. I guess my name on this site was totally missed by you. NO, you and many others wanted to “ship his ass out” and you guys were wrong. What I can’t believe is your still willing to do that and most on this site would not. The nets would still do that deal even though they have Sean Williams who is more of a forward and they would jump on the chance to get bynum. Kidd has got one maybe two good years left. Tell me, how many point guards were good passed the age of 35??? You probably can’t answer that. Thank God Mitch didn’t take your advice this summer and he definitely won’t give away too much to get a 35 year old point guard. Kidd is like a good bottle of wine, but their are only a few sips left in his bottle.

    • kb2481

      lo kwame for jkidd

    • GetBisonDele

      i dont know what trolling is, im not hip with all of the cool lingo online

      and I know for sure we’re not gonna get kid for 2 mediocre players at best and a potential bobby jackson

      i’d say we have to give up at least odom, a contract(kwame) and a potential mid level player in farmar for kidd and they might throw in a big man

      would i do it? yes, odom is the biggest underachiever but still brilliant on nights when he’s on and farmar is young and can potential help fill the role of kidd

    • GetBisonDele

      by the way

      i think bynum is coming into his own , hopefully he can become half the player shaq was (well maybe 3/4 would be great) and him and kobe could pick up a third option (a real one, not odom) and be on their way to competing

      i wanna see more of critt out there, i think he can be a poor man’s tony parker if he gets more experience

    • gugy

      google it!

    • lakerfan81

      FIrst off why would NJ trade Kidd for anything less than a package built around Bynum. Also all these stupid trades of Kwame + Vlad for Kidd are ridiculous. If you were the GM of NJ would you trade Kidd for Kwame and Vlad. If you did you would be fired on the spot and would never be able to get a job as a GM again. TKidd is one of the best points guards ever, EVER and you think NJ is going to trade him for Kwame Brown, Vlad space cadet Radmon and whoever.

      I think they could get a better deal than that. AI was traded for almost nothing, but thats because he was sitting out and not playing at all. The situation in NJ will not get that far, Kidd is too much of a competitor to sit out.

    • gugy

      So then Kidd will not come to LA. Easy as that. AB will not be traded, specialy after this season.
      Like I said, I don’t think we need him anyway. Our PG position is doing just fine. Yes we needed him prior to Fisher, but now with him and Farmar doing great we are OK.

    • ricky

      here is an interesting trade scenario i came up with between los angeles, indiana, and new jersey.

      http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=429~981~617~1016~2421~2750~1708~1013~615~1024&teams=11~11~11~11~17~17~13~17~13~17&te=&cash=

      i know its kinda short changing the lakers a bit, but i think it can work out with jermaine at power forward, a position we have lacked talent in for way too long and an all around forward who can shot extremely well from long range unlike odom. i think indiana got the best deal overall and can make it work while with kidd and odom in jim o’briens run and gun type offensive system. the nets may seem to have gotten a bad deal, but they are paying less salary per year for 4 players rather than just 1 player in kidd. the nets also get an up and coming big guy in diogu and veterans in tinsely to replace kidd, murphy to give them offense at power forward and sasha to give them extra offense off the bench.

      indy’s starting 5

      pg: kidd
      sg: daniels
      sf: granger
      pf: odom
      c: kwame

      new jersey’s starting 5

      pg: tinsley
      sg: carter
      sf: jefferson
      pf: murphy
      c: magloire

      laker’s starting 5/bench (saved the best for last LOL!)

      pg: fisher/farmar/javaris
      sg: kobe/luke
      sf: dunleavy/ariza
      pf: jermaine/turiaf
      c: bynum/mihm

    • DeepFrost

      [Comment ID #18995 Will Be Quoted Here]
      dude… AI is MORE of a competitor than Kidd is… in fact, his killer instinct can be compared to that of Kobe’s

    • GetBisonDele

      nobody cares about your phrase

      get over it

      go find out a way to trade radman and farmar for jermaine oneal, ron artest and tim duncan

    • DeepFrost

      [Comment ID #19009 Will Be Quoted Here]
      who are you talking to?

    • dave p

      We should be looking to move Lamar. We’ve been hearing how versatile he is for years, but he has been a BUST. Any good defender knows that to stop Lamar just park on his left arm. He mostly drives to his left and as a result gets charge fouls and frequently ends up just falling down after getting tangled with the defender.

      Other expendable pieces are Kwame, Sasha, and Luke. I would not trade J Crit, Farmar, Ronny, Andrew, or Kobe.

    • Nabil

      [Comment ID #18950 Will Be Quoted Here]

      That’s a great trade. Like you said, the tricky thing is getting Sac to agree. But look at it this way. They are 7 and 12 with the team they got now. They are tied down for nearly $42 million over two years between Bibby and Artest. After the trade, that’s pretty much vanished. They have Farmar for cheap for 2 years, and both the other incoming contracts are done at years end. This deal saves them a crapload of money for the upcoming free agent sweepstakes. So I think, yeah, if I was the Sac Gm I’d jump on that deal.

      As I would if running the Nets or the Lakers. Its really a great trade that improves everyones situation.

    • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Lakers2410

      Again, don’t trade for Jason Kidd, NOT TO LAKERS, NOT HERE, NOT NOW! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’d love for us to have Kidd and have him make a big impact on our team that could boost us to contending level! But he just won’t do it with the way we’re so packed with great talent at the PG position. With Farmar having an awesome season off the bench, D-Fish having great experienced help, and Sasha having an excellent perimeter shot, having Kidd playing 25+ minutes would only let them have 23 or less minutes total for the 3 of them (D-Fish, Farmar, Sasha). Getting guys like Artest, Big Ben, JO (only if Jo gets better, then I’ll only say him), (again) just anyone that can defend great offensive players, or rebound with ease, or score greatly in the paint, or all 3 (or 2 of) them (seriously!)!!!!!!