Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I Am Devean George, Hear Me Roar!

UPDATE: The Jason Kidd deal is not done, because Devean George refuses to consent to being traded!


"The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant is the only player in the league with a specific no-trade clause in his contract, but league rules dictate that it's a right George also possesses because he's on a one-year contract (worth $2.4 million) and because Dallas would have Early Bird rights to re-sign him this summer.

If such a player is traded, Bird rights are not traded with him. So league rules compensate for this by requiring George's consent in any trade."

Or, as one of my law professors put it, "I just read about J. Kidd - the deal is so complicated it probably required several law firms."

Heckled by fans angry at his perceived selfishness, George responded admirably by shooting 0-11 from the field and 0-2 from the charity stripe in 33 minutes in a 96-76 Dallas win. This looks like a winner all around!

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