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Mark Cuban is FIRED UP for the Mavericks’ hiring of Jason Kidd … telling TMZ Sports he thinks the dude is “going to be great” for Dallas and its star point guard, Luka Doncic. The Mavs owner spoke with us leaving Victory The Podcast in L.A. just hours after making the hire official … and it ain’t hard to tell, Cubes is expecting greatness from his team’s new headman. “I’m excited about it, obviously,” the 62-year-old said. “J. Kidd is going to be great for us. He’s going to be great for Luka, for the organization. I’m really excited.”

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July 31, 2021 | 3:05 am EDT Update
Here’s what Wojnarowski reported on ESPN’s morning show ‘Get Up’: “Philadelphia is still asking for a lot. Teams are not willing to be strip-mined to trade for Ben Simmons. They’re going to continue to try and find a way, to see if there’s a deal here as free agency starts. You kind of get another cycle of deal-making here. But he’s four years left on his deal, they’re not going to just give him away in Philly. Whatever they get back for him, they’ve got to believe it continues to make them a championship contender. But they’d like to get a deal done before training camp.”
That pushed Hield to the forefront. But even as the possibility of a deal built around Kyle Kuzma and Harrell began to form, the Lakers kept the door open to a Westbrook deal. Westbrook asserted his voice into the conversation, and per an NBA source, the Wizards pivoted. Just like that, the pieces the Kings liked for Hield were no longer available.