Judging from a lot of your emails, at least some Mav fans would just as soon have seen Jason Kidd move on in free agency, which would have forced Mark Cuban to admit that the trade for him was a failed experiment.
But for all of those people who were just certain that Kidd would end up in Cleveland, this just goes to show you can't believe everything you hear.
Kidd is coming back to Dallas and even though he makes the Mavericks older, he also makes them wiser and ensures that this system will continue to be Dirk-friendly. He also makes it a defined window of opportunity. Three more years. That's it.
So now, what does the rest of the summer have in store? Here's what you can expect.
When the Mavericks sign Marcin Gortat to an offer sheet on Wednesday, it will be up to Orlando to either match it or let the big man come to Dallas. Some people around the league believe the Magic will match. But the majority believes that Gortat will end up in Dallas.
If that happens, it frees up the Mavericks to aggressively market Erick Dampier's expiring contract, along with that of Jerry Stackhouse's. That gives them two premium trade chips to go after a player from a team in financial distress.
Think Rip Hamilton, Michael Redd or James Posey. Or somebody of similar ilk.
After that, it's a matter of finding out whether the draft pick, Roddy Beaubois, can play and how Quinton Ross will fit in when he is signed to a contract later this week.