Kidd's return a doubled-edged sword
Jason Kidd will energize the Nets at first, but his trade request could make his return a double-edged sword.
Kidd's presence will energize and lift the Nets for a few weeks. But then his uncertain long-term status with the team could become a distraction. The trade scenario could cause the enthusiasm of his return to disintegrate.
When the Nets' new ownership made their dismantling offseason moves, Kidd requested a trade because he signed his long-term deal based on the goal of winning an NBA championship. Now that has changed and the Nets have gone a different direction. New Jersey isn't far removed from going to back-to-back NBA Finals, but the organization is in a different world now.
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