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“It is time for us all to move on.”

kidd-red5.JPGThat was what Jason Kidd told ESPN The Magazine in an interview on Monday. A day earlier it was reported that his agent had asked the Nets to trade his client to a contender. Kidd said he had no knowledge of the situation, but now the truth is out. Jason Kidd and the Nets appear to going in two different directions.

“It used to be if I got a triple-double, that was an automatic win. That’s just not the case now. We tried to make this work,” he told ESPN The Magazine. “We have found out it doesn’t.”

The Nets ended their 9-game losing streak Tuesday Night against the Milwaukee Bucks as Kidd had 9 points and 11 assists to help end the worst losing streak in over three years. The hometown fans at the Medowlands still cheered Kidd as he was introduced prior to the game.

Kidd has started 43 games this season, with an average of 11.3 points, 10.4 assists, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.6 steals. He’s earning $19.7 million and is set to make $21.2 million next season.

“The reality is we are only looking to make deals that make sense for us,” Nets president Rod Thorn said. “If every time someone said, ‘I want you to trade me,’ you acquiesced, then you put yourself in a very vulnerable position because you have a revolving door.”

Should the Nets trade Kidd away, they have second year point guard Marcus Williams, who they think will make an impact in the league in the years to come. The Nets almost traded Kidd away last season to the Los Angeles Lakers but ultimately the deal never went through.

Kidd leaving the Nets is not a good thing, for the fans, the team or the franchise. He’s one of the NBA’s elite point guards and is electric on the court, especially when he’s on his game. We’ve seen that when Kidd is on and his supporting cast around him is on, there are endless possibilties for this team. As they’ve shown before, they can be a threat in the Eastern Conference. They’ve made it to the NBA Finals twice under Kidd so maybe it’s not Kidd who’s causing the losing. Could it be the players around him? Rebuilding a team around an aging point guard is alot to ask of a GM, but so is trading away your best player. Maybe Jason Kidd won’t go to the All-Star Game representing the Nets, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this develops…I mean we have seen this before so I won’t hold any truth to the matter until I see Kidd in another uniform.

(Frank’s articles can also be read at OnTheBlockNY

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