In order to first sign Keith Van Horn before he can be traded in the deal for Jason Kidd, the Mavs must make a roster cut to open space for Van Horn. That's the unfortunate news for one player. Who will take the hit? Well, it could be rookie Nick Fazekas. The good news is that once the trade is completed, the Mavs will have a roster spot available, since they'll be sending more players than they're getting, and could re-sign the player cut.
Or they could look in another direction, perhaps for another interior player to ease the loss of 7-footer DeSagana Diop.
-- Jeff Caplan