Nets, Mavs appear closer to finishing redone Kidd trade

Updated: February 19, 2008, 1:44 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Jason Kidd was excused Monday night from the New Jersey Nets' first practice after the All-Star break and is already scheduled to travel to Texas on Tuesday, according to sources deeply involved in the seemingly interminable Kidd trade talks.

Nets president Rod Thorn, meanwhile, sent word to reporters in New Jersey through a team official that the Kidd-to-Dallas deal "appears to be a go."

Those are the clearest signs yet that the Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, after a flurry of obstacles, ...

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