Harris-for-Kidd pays delayed dividends

Mavs expected quick returns but found stable passer in future Hall of Famer at point

Updated: December 2, 2009, 11:25 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

Angry e-mails flooded Mark Cuban's inbox after the Dallas Mavericks' last trip to New Jersey.

It disgusted Mavs fans to watch Devin Harris dominate the team that made him the centerpiece of a trade package to acquire a point guard a decade older than him, regardless of Jason Kidd's Hall of Fame credentials. The Dallas fan base was split on the blockbuster deal when the Mavs pulled the trigger in February 2008. The deal, which included eight players and also sent a pair of first-round picks ...

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