Well, the potential trade for Jason Kidd might be on life support, but owner Mark Cuban just chimed in with an email to say that it's "still breathing," with nothing new to report.
I also had a chance encounter with Nets president Rod Thorn in the Marriott Hotel elevator and he shook his head and said, "We're not there yet."
Clearly, both teams want this deal to happen, but it remains unclear if there's too much baggage from this thing to get done. With the All-Star game approaching in a few hours, it's likely nothing more will be done today, which really gets the clock ticking down to Thursday's deadline.
-- Jeff Caplan