Count Jason Terry among those who would like to see Jason Kidd join the ball club.
"If it happens, it happens. It’s going to be great for the team, great for the organization," Terry said after the Mavs dispatched Portland 96-76 Wednesday night. "If it doesn’t, it’s not like it’s the end of the world. We’ve got our same team intact, ready to roll. We’re still in second or third place, so it’s not like all is lost."
Here's why Terry thinks Kidd will be a good fit for the Mavs.
"A guy that’s been in the league for years now. He’s a Hall of Fame point guard and a guy that knows what it takes to win. He’s brought his team to the championship before, so he’s a leader. It’s a guy we’re not only going to learn from but we’ll be able to build around."
My only issue is the "build around" part. Kidd turns 35 in March and has one season remaining on his contract. It's possible that the Mavs agree to extend the contract by one season as part of the trade, which would give Kidd two full seasons with the Mavs. I'm not sure that's time to "build around," but it is enough time for the Mavs to make a serious run at the title.
-- Jeff Caplan