"I would make the same trade 100 out of 100 times," Mavs' owner Mark Cuban wrote in an e-mail to the New York Times this weekend. Rod Thorn probably would as well. Still, the Times' Howard Beck wonders if the trades for Jason Kidd and Shaquille O'Neal were the smartest moves for aging teams in Dallas and Phoenix, particularly with both down 3-1 in the first round...and Kidd averaging a triple-single.
- Teams’ Flashy Trades Give Way to Less Brilliant Play - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Shaquille O'Neal, Jason Kidd getting theirs? - Ira Winderman - South Florida Sun-Sentinel