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Friday, December 7th, 2007
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Good friend of the blog and Ron Artest-lover Chris has a suggestion for the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets — swap Jason Kidd and Stephon Marbury.

It will never happen, of course, but it’s a great idea. Why not? Getting swapped for Marbury is how Kidd got out of Phoenix and landed in the Jersey swamp to begin with, so it’s been done before.

Kidd says he’s not unhappy in New Jersey, but he’s not getting any younger and the Nets aren’t very good. You have to wonder. We know Marbury’s deal in New York. He and Isiah Thomas don’t get along, Starbury’s teammates aren’t too happy with him, either, and the team stinks.

So, what the hell. Make the move. We would probably get to watch Kidd, again, come in and clean up one of Starbury’s messes.

Besides, since both teams stink it would give fans in New York something to talk about other than sexual harassment suits and migraine headaches.

Jets’ Harris Receives Monthly Award

Jets Rumors & News

Jets’ rookie David Harris was named the NFL’s Rookie Defensive Player of the Month.

Harris, who took over for the injured Jonathan Vilma, has 58 tackles in just five starts. He leads the Jets with 82 tackles, despite not starting in 7 of their 12 games.

Victor Hobson had this to say about his teammate, via Mark Cannizzaro of the NY Post:

“They should have just gone ahead and named him the regular Defensive Player of the Month instead of putting the rookie tag in front it,” Hobson said. “He’s played that well.”

The honor, along with his succcess, makes you wonder if Harris should have been starting before Vilma went down with an injury. Of course, the flipside of that argument is that the reason he is having so much success could be because he was given the time to learn the game without being thrust into a starter’s role at the beginning of the season.

We’ll never know what could have been, but during this dismal season, it’s nice to know what will be.

Jon Buzby is a nationally-syndicated columnist …

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