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I think you know what every article today is about...

Jeff Caplan has the 1000th article on Devean George's decision to "block " the trade.


JJT has one of the ultimate doom and gloom articles of all time saying the Mavs franchise is now a joke and their season is over.

If Kidd doesn't arrive, you can write this season off.

That's because Devin Harris will know for sure Avery Johnson doesn't believe in him. DeSagana Diop will know for sure he's not part of the Mavericks' future. And George will feel the wrath of angry fans - and perhaps angry teammates - who blame him for killing the trade.

The Mavs will have no chemistry.
Give me a break.

The locker room atmosphere will almost certainly be awkward if the trade never happens, but to say it will be catastrophic is a big leap. Isn't it also possible that this lights the proverbial fire under some players? Dirk has certainly looked far more motivated the last few games...

And what is more likely, Devin having his feelings hurt and just deciding not to try anymore, or Devin being a little pissed off about it and deciding to start playing with something to prove?


Sefko says the deal still isn't dead.


Caplan has a bunch of quotes from Kidd and Nowitzki about the trade talk.
"I've been around for 10 years, but I've never seen anything like it where half the team thinks they've been traded and still come to the arena that night not knowing if they should dress or not," Nowitzki said. "It was one of the weirdest deals I've ever seen."
"I would just hope I could be a piece that can help them win," said Kidd, who turns 35 next month. "It doesn't mean I'm coming to win a championship. It just means I hope I can help them win, and if we have that opportunity to win a championship, I will hopefully be a part of it."

Mike Fisher analyzes the Jerry Stackhouse situation.


This Day in Mavs History
2000 The NBA fined Dennis Rodman $10,000 and suspended him for 1 game for failing to leave the court in a timely manner and berating the refs following his ejection from the 2/15/00 Dallas-Milwaukee game.
Now that saga was a real embarrassment...