Dallas Mavericks article for Bleacher Report and Kirk Lockharts Blogs
The Dallas Mavericks are officially redeemed for trading Devin Harris.
Many fair-weathered fans claimed to have been so against the Jason Kidd trade when it was first announced.
I have so many documented statements from writers and fans alike that claimed
that it was a good idea.
My own brother absolutely despised watching Harris in the fourth quarter of Maverick games. He said he made too many errors to be the point guard (leader) of a championship-caliber team.
I thought Devin should have been more confident after three seasons as a backup and finally getting his chance to start every game. But he was full of massive potential
due to his quickness and slashing ability. Plus he always annoyed Tony Parker.
Well we shipped off the Tony Parker killer and got the OLD Man who could try to run our unfamiliar offense here in Dallas.
Jason Kidd brought confidence and experience to the most important position in a five-man starting lineup..POINT GUARD!
He doesn't score much anymore—sometimes not at all.
But we got better as a team with him running the show.
Avery didn't appear to let either Harris or Kidd run the show when he was our general.
But Now Rick Carlisle has made the decision to live or die by the plate you were given.
And at the moment, we are living well by that plate.
It might not be the popular perspective, but Kidd's Mavericks are more successful than Devin's Mavericks have been for at least a year and a half now.
@ consecutive first-round knockouts ago we never thought we would hand THE San Antonio Spurs a five-game series loss.
With or without Devin.
Yes ... Devin is an ALL-STAR, but he is also watching the playoffs from home like many other talented but unfortunate young studs in the NBA.
I have been taking a lot of crap for agreeing with the trade over the last year, but at least this week I can smile and say I Told You so!