Van Horn agrees to terms
The long-anticipated trade of Jason Kidd to the Mavericks may have cleared its final hurdle.
Keith Van Horn has agreed to terms on a sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks, SI.com has confirmed. Van Horn will be sent to New Jersey along with guard Devin Harris, swingmen Trenton Hassell and Maurice Ager, center DeSagana Diop, two first-round picks and cash considerations in exchange for Kidd and forward Malik Allen.
The complicated deal is expected to be presented to the NBA for approval Tuesday.
In a separate trade, New Jersey will send swingman Antoine Wright to Dallas for the Mavericks' $1.6 million trade exception.
It is believed that Van Horn, who hasn't played since the end of the 2006 season, will report to New Jersey for a minimum of 30 days. For reporting, Van Horn will be paid $4.3 million for the remainder of the season.
"There's been a lot of talk that the deal is close to being done,'' Kidd said after helping the Eastern Conference win the All-Star Game on Sunday night. "I've heard that before. [When] I get a call from Rod [Thorn, the Nets' president] or [Mavericks owner Mark] Cuban, then it will be official.''