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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 7:15 pm  |  132 responses

Cavs Land Antawn Jamison

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Goodbye, Big Z; hello, Antawn! A five-player trade between Washington, Cleveland and the LA Clippers has been finalized.

When everyone had assumed that Amar’e Stoudemire was headed to Ohio, Danny Ferry nabbed Antawn Jamison instead from the rapidly decomposing Washington Wizards. And in the process, perhaps turned Cleveland into the favorite to win the title this season.

The trade has been confirmed on Twitter (where else?) by many, many, many, many, many media members: Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Al Thorton, plus a first round draft pick to Washington; Sebastian Telfair and Antawn to Cleveland; Drew Gooden to the Clippers (who will reportedly waive him.)

The total destruction of the team that used to be known as the Washington Wizards is nearly complete. The Pollins have traded away almost all of the core pieces of the team that went to the Playoffs four times in the last six years. Only Gilbert Arenas remains in DC, and no one expects him to be there much longer.

Cleveland not only landed Jamison — one of the best forwards in the L (averaging 20.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg) — but also keeps the ever improving JJ Hickson. Hats off to you, Danny Ferry.

OK, LeBron. You now have all the horses you need to win a championship. No more excuses.

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  • LA Huey

    Enjoy your vacation, Z

  • J-Ro

    Hot damn! That’s all I can say.

  • J-Ro

    Hot damn! That’s all I can say. Sir James, no more excuses.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Here’s hoping Bassy finally gets it. Much better fit for the cavs than Amare also.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Congratulations to the Cavs… your 1st championship!!

  • J-Ro

    JJ Hickson should remain a starter for the rest of the season. Then let Jamison get comfortable with the team, and take over in the playoffs.

  • GS12

    I feel bad for big Z. He stuck with the Cavs in all those years when they sucked, and now when they are so close to winning it all, gets traded… Somehow this is Shaqs fault. If Cleveland wins the ‘chip, Shaq should give his ring to Ilgauskas.

    I also feel bad for Mike Miller. He came to a promising team, hoping to be another piece to the puzzle, only to remain as one of the lone capable players on a horrible collection of ballers.

  • BackInBlack

    this is crazy

  • blaaaaahh

    HOLYYY SHIIIIITTTTT

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    GS… I totally agree. Sucks to be Z. How are bron’s handshakes now? lol

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Michael NZ

    Underrated fact: Jamison will be 34 in the offseason. 34! Not that it really matters for this season. But still.

  • boy sanchez

    That means no Amar’e to Cavs right…? :( But that means Amar’e to Miami, right??? :)

  • JB

    Bucher reporting Skinner isn’t/wasn’t part of the trade?

  • mike

    can we please get another lebron and bassy cover lmao

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Mike Brown’s mission is clear: he must find a way to screw it up.
    Also, I hope Jamison is not allowed outside in Cleveland seeing as hot a small gust of wind might shatter all his bones.
    And Kerr is a douchebag.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    *how

  • Joey E.

    Jamison cant guard Pau.

  • chrisnewell

    whats gonna happen to those mvpuppets commercials with big z in them!!?? GS is right, shaq doesnt deserve it

  • Shem

    I hate to jump on the bandwagon, I hate cleveland to be honest but they WILL win a title. Not only do they get a stronger bench (by far) with varejao now coming off but they have 3 guys that COMMAND double teams (shaq, lebron and jamison). All of those guys will now have more room to work (espectially when mo williams comes back). I don’t know how to stop this team. Teams can’t stack the paint for Lebron anymore. He has post scorers and outside shooters now. Other then that, I’ll miss the Cleveland-Washington playoff series and this was all Gilbert Arenas fault. Other then that, the bulls got Pippen before MJ won a title and now the cavs got Antawn before LeBron wins a title.

  • http://slamonline.com ronronronronronronron

    @JOEY E.: So can’t Amar’e

  • rish

    Word on the street is that Big Z is going to get waived and be picked up by the Cavs I thought? No? Someone confirm this, please.

  • Shem

    Co-sign Micahael NZ, did not know that and it’s pretty old to be honest

  • Joey E.

    no more, “lebron has a sucky supporting cast”. he has a pretty absurd team. they better hope Shaq/Mo/Jamison stay healthy. those 3 are red flags

  • mike

    amazing to think jamison, butler, haywood, stevenson, and most likely arenas all gone from the wizards – that was the core 2 yrs ago

  • Royal

    As an LA Laker fan I officially hate Agent zero(unless he signs with us for cheap next year). His screw ups have allowed the Mavs and Cavs to get
    much better

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    man, losing Z does hurt, but if he comes back… they will be TOO stacked. And shem, Varejao already comes off of the bench …

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    @rish – it can’t be done officially but is more than likely to happen in 30 days.

  • LA Huey

    Y’all realize that Z is going to re-sign with Cleveland after the mandatory 30 days, right? LBJ’s been hella loyal to Z since he’s arrived. Z was the first person he sought out after they beat Detroit in the ECF and prolly suggested that Nike put him in that puppet commercial. No way Z doesn’t come back.

  • JACK

    IV’E BEEN A CLIPPER FAN FOR A LONG TIME. JUST WHEN I THOUGHT THINGS COULDN’T GET WORSE, THEY DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. F**K MY LIFE.

  • AiRsMiTh

    So the Cavs are only giving up Z? Are you kidding me?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Boston better have a move up their sleeve lol.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    I gave Jamison a 300 page book about Cavs handshakes, he needs to memorize them all if he’s looking to get any playing time.

  • KB24

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM……………….The Lakers better go HARD after Drew Gooden, and the Wizards better KEEP Big Z, if they waive him and the Cavs get him back, it will be Shaq, Big Z, Varejao, Hickson, Powe & Jamison vs. Gasol, Bynum & Odom, the Lakers better go HARD after Gooden because I know the Nuggets and Mavericks are after him, and the Lakers BETTER TRADE Adam Morrison, Sasha Vujacic and a future 2nd rd. pick to the Bulls for Hinrich or trade Morrison to the Knicks for Nate Robinson & sign Drew Gooden.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    The Lakers better go hard after Drew Gooden lol?? What?

  • LA Huey

    Also, I hope we have a healthy season the rest of the way. This is shaping up to be an exciting playoffs. ORL/BOS/CLE and LA/DEN/DAL fighting it out in their respective conferences with POR/OKC/SAS/ATL/TOR/MIA(if they can get STAT) trying to embarass somebody. Go Cavs!

  • dario

    congratulations to the wizards and clippers organization … way to go !!!

  • LA Huey

    Lakers after Gooden? They are not going to pay someone just to marinate on their bench just to keep spite Melo and Dirk’s teams.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Darko Milicic just got traded, for cardinal from Minny I believe!!

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Michael NZ

    Gooden has been traded 17,634,982 times for a reason.

  • A.

    Nate is already in Boston.

  • witness23

    I really wanted Amare but Jamison is the safer choice. Almost guarentees no chemistry problems. He was the only player who kept a cool head thru the Wizard’s American Gangster tryouts. Kinda makes you think tho, whether they win or lose will a 34 yr old injury prone Jamison keep Lebron in Ohio. Amare would’ve kept the King around for sure

  • dario

    only halfwyy realted but Josh howard really likes playing in Wsh now, 3 PF in 10 minutes … nice !

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    GREAT, now Sabby Telfair will have a ring and think is a NBA point guard! he allready thinks is awsome, lmfao…you guys saw the film about him in nycity, in the McDonalds HE WAS TALKIN SH1T TO ALJEFFERSON AND JRSWISH, calling them coutry boys and sh!t…HOW THAT WORK FOR YOU SABBY?!!?? what a wasted pick for my Blazers!

  • J-Ro

    Does anybody in the league like Drew Gooden. Dude has been in the league for maybe 7 or eight years and has been in at least half of the teams.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Michael NZ

    Lakers/Cavs finals just got more interesting.

  • CARTEL

    This might be a good chance for Bassy to get his sh*t together…him and Lebron are good friends and may possibly get his head in the game…and we all know Z will end up back with the team some how…

  • Joey E.

    nate flew to L.A. for tomorrow’s game. if the trade happens tonight, he’s playing

  • Marco

    Can someone explain me why the clippers made this trade?This makes absolutely 0 sense for them, I’m stunned with their stupidity.
    Also there is no way that Z doesn’t come back to cleveland

  • Joey E.

    Bassy is out like a month still. he hasnt played in a while. thats why the clips wanted a backup pg in blake

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Nate Robinson flew to the Lakers?

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Michael NZ

    Telfair has been in the League 6 years now – he is what he is.

  • TyMo

    I’ve never seen a team self-destruct as fast as the Wizards have. That Arenas thing was what, less than 2 months ago? Now everyone’s gone, except the one player who should have been gone a long time ago.

  • LA Huey

    Yo, Marco. You should only question the Clips if they do things that make sense.

  • A.

    @James the Balla:

    He flew to LA. If the trade becomes official, he’s playing tomorrow. With Boston.

  • Joey E.

    yeah, my bad James if you misunderstood. The Celtics are in L.A. to play the Lakers tomorrow. TNT game. Kobe is probably out

  • jumpman3224

    I actually think this trade is more one sided than the Lakers Grizzlies trade for Pau. If the Cavs get Z back they basically gave up a pick for Jamison. That being said, I dont think Jamison makes the Cavs much of a different team to defend/match up with than they were before. Should be an interesting playoff season.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    cavs only had to give up z? and theyre proly gonna get him back in a month? wow. i think clippers said hey, heres a way we might be able to screw the lakers. new wiz core, gil, josh howard, al thornton. its my turn to shoot, no, my turn! i really hope the wiz hold on to z.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Yeah I was going to say lol.

  • jumpman3224

    The LBJ/Telfair SLAM Cover finally gets to the big time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Does anyone know if the Lakers are in talks with anyone, Hinrich? Amar’e? Wade? lol anyone?

  • Joey E.

    lakers are standing pat

  • jumpman3224

    @james – ESPN.Com put a story up a half hour that they are not looking to acquire anyone and will be defending ther crown as is.

  • LA Huey

    Lakeshow should stand pat. They have enough chemistry issues as it is without adding another major rotation guy. Kobe needs to reign in the gunning and be more efficient and Phil, along with the rest of the Lakers, need to help him out.

  • AiRsMiTh

    @ Marco: The Clippers are trying to clear up cap space in hopes of landing one of the many big name free agents next season. That’s what the owner claims, but it is not like I think they’ll have any luck with that anyways.

    @ witness23: I think Jamison is the better choice. He is more versatile than Amare, and I think he is just as prone to injury as Big Z. He just looks fragile. He is definitely an upgrade no matter how you look at it. Plus Amare wouldn’t adjust as well as Jamison to such a reduced role.

  • The Philosopher

    Jamison is the James Worthy to LeBron’s Magic Johnson. Shaq plays Kareem, Varejo is Rambis, Z’ll be back. The Lakers are in trouble. Big, huge trouble. I don’t know what else to say. If Cleveland stays healthy……………….

  • clevlandCHAMPS2010

    wow poor Z they better get him back he deserves the ring that the cavs now WILL win

  • rob

    Now THAT was a good trade. Well done Cavs. Not enough to be champions though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    Damn! THATS how you do a trade! Good work Danny! I kinda feel the clips were burned in this deal though

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    How will the rotation go though?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    what happpens if they lose to the magic again?

  • LCD Screen Cleaner

    What a swindle, taking advantage of the weakness of the WIZ and basically deciding for them that they should rebuild. No worries for Z; Cavs have the San Antonio style-free agent release/resign after 30 days thing all planned out.

  • witness23

    I think you keep Hickson as a starter for the time being maybe 10 games before throwing Jamison in there. Powe should be back by then too Cavs are really solid now and deeper then the Lakers bigman wise, hopefully we get back big Z but the wizards practically have no big men. STAT is bustin ass right now against the mavs, he really wants to get outta there

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    @Tarzan… it won’t be Bron’s fault. It will be his sh!tty teammates faults!!!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    James the B. i like that small sense of unraveling i’m getting from your last comment: “Hinrich, Amare, WADE, anyone??”. Funny stuff there.

  • The D Train

    and the disparity between the have’s and the have-not’s grows wider yet again. i hate these trades where the guy gets dealt, waved, then re-ups. total horse-sh1t, and should definitely not be allowed in the next CBA.

  • Logues

    cavs will NOT win the championship

  • The D Train

    so if i’m not mistaken, over the last couple of years we’ve seen Antawn Jamison and Pau Gasol traded away for a 3 first round picks, Marc Gasol, Kwame Brown and Javaris Crittenton. and we wonder why there are only 4-5 teams a year that can win the title. i wish that this kind of stuff existed back when MJ was in the league. would have been awesome to see Philly trade Barkley to Chicago for Jud Buechler and a 2nd round pick. and then maybe pick up Gary Payton for Bill Wennington (don’t worry, Seattle is going to buy him out and he will promptly resign with Chicago) and the contract of Randy Brown, who is inactive, but has yet to file retirement papers with the league.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    @jumpman3224 ” I dont think Jamison makes the Cavs much of a different team to defend/match up with than they were before.”
    Then you’re a f*cking idiot.

  • rob

    @Tarzan Cooper the art of not shaking hands pt. 2 is gonna happen

  • The Sammy G

    So the cavs got Antawn Jamison for pretty much just a first round pick (Z should return?)..crazy!

  • The Sammy G

    So the cavs got Antawn Jamison for pretty much just a first round pick (assuming Z returns)..crazy!

  • Ed

    Damn Z just got the Nomar Garciaparra 2004 Treatment.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    lol at rob!!!!!!! and the Clips UNLOADED 2 USELESS BAD CONTRACTS IN THORNTON AND SABBY AND SOMEONE HERE IS QUESTIONING THE MOVE?!?!? if they get JoeJohnson and/or Amare next season Dunleavy finally did something good!

  • J-Ro

    Just heard a rumor the Salmons got traded to the Bucks for Kurt Thomas and Fransisco Elson.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    Holy ho ho’s!! The Cavs also get Sebastian Telfair! Jeez talk about a bench! Sebastian, Boobie, West(s), JJ, Sideshow Varjao and possibly a big Z returning to Cle. Damn!

  • Jose

    Big Z better get resigned by Cleveland…

  • http://facebook.com/jray2009 Jray

    I want to say i hope this works out like the Shaq-to-Phoenix trade but Jamison compliments this team. If i was a Cavs fan, i would be ecstatic

  • Shem

    @James the Balla: Oh right, I forgot about Hickson. You’d think someone they payed 40 mill for would start. Wow, they have a lot of big men especially if they get Z back

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    BOOM.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    @L: Theres at least 7 better benches in the league than that, okay, maybe 5, but still…Sabby´s a scrub, Boobie is like 10 times better

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    @Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers true but just saying. Help is help and bigman wise the Cavs are set

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    Yeah ahh the Lakers are still repeating. The Cavs are going to loose to the Magic in the Eastern Finals again. Celtics little run is OVER!.

  • neaorin

    To the “damn the Cavs ONLY had to give up Z to get Jamison” crowd: please open your eyes to the realities of today’s NBA. Realize that this is the market for a 33-year old player who’s on an eight figure contract for two more seasons. Pretty soon you’ll also realize that the chances for a lockout are 99.9%. Well done Ferry for not overpaying. Hope Z gets bought out. Go CAVS!

  • KB24

    Shouldn’t the Lakers trade Adam Morrison and his $5mill expiring contract(Which the Knicks would take to create more space for free agent frenzy 2010, and they hate Nate) for Nate Robinson & his $4mill expiring contract? The Lakers get more production for less money & the Knicks get cap space, why would the Knicks trade Robinson to the Celtics for House’s hefty contract? And yes the Lakers NEED DREW GOODEN, think about it, it could be SHAQ, VAREJAO, BIG Z, JAMISON, POWE, & HICKSON vs. BYNUM, GASOL, ODOM, POWELL & MBENGA, add GOODEN to the Lakers and it evens their frontlines out a little bit, and he wouldn’t be a bench warmer, the Lakers only have Kobe, Fisher, Artest, Gasol, Bynum, Odom, Brown & Farmar as their main rotation, Walton, Powell, Mbenga, Vujacic & Morrison SUCK!!!!!!

  • KB24

    Getting Kirk Hinrich on the Lakers for Adam Morrison & Sasha Vujacic would be even better for the Lakers. Kirk Hinrich could contain Deron Williams of the Jazz, Chauncey Billups of the Nuggets, Jason Kidd of the Mavericks, Tony Parker of the Spurs, Andre Miller of the Blazers, Steve Nash of the Suns and thats just if we meet those teams in the West. If we make it to the finals he could contain Mo Williams of the Cavs, Jameer Nelson of the Magic, or Rajon Rondo of the Celtics. Think about it, the Lakers current point guards make any opposing point guard look like an all-star. If the Lakers have this team then they will 3-peat: PG-Hinrich/ SG-Bryant/ SF-Artest/ PF-Odom/ C- Gasol/ Bench PG- Fisher/ SG- Brown/ SF- Powell/ PF- Gooden/ C- Bynum & Farmar & Mbenga on top of that, the Lakers would be unstoppable!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • clipperfan

    I’d like to clear up things for the people that don’t pay any attention to the Clippers 99.9 % of the season.

    The Camby trade was made because they weren’t going to re-sign him after season. He was gonna ask for at least 5 mil and the clipps need to continue to develop D. Jordan. So basically, this trade allows them to save money(Camby had about 2 mil in incentives that POR will now pay), they get 2 decent players with expiring contracts, and 1.5 mil.

    This trade was made to dump Telfair and his 2.8 mil option for next year! Thorton had his moments but he’s not irreplaceable, obviously. Besides, they’re cap money will be used on a SF so the writing was on the wall. Could we have gotten more for Thorton straight up? yes. Would somebody else take telfair straight up? Hell no!! So that is why it was done.

    SO, what does this mean? It means the Clipps will now be left with
    PG B. Davis
    SG E. Gordon
    SF $$$$
    PF B. Griffin
    C C. Kaman, D. Jordan
    2010 lottery pick

    They’re gonna throw that cash at Lebron, D-Wade, J Johnson, R Gay, etc.
    Did they have to clear all that cap space? No. But we’re the Clippers so it’s gonna take all that cash to land a star, right?

  • clipperfan

    -To add to my previous post
    If they can’t land a free agent, then they could still absorb the contract of a star player from another team for cap relief. Similar to the way they landed Camby from Denver for the option to swap 2nd round picks. Examples would be Iguodala(shopped around) or Josh Smith(might get shopped around after JJ signs his extension).

    * Also, we’ll be getting a new coach. Hopefully a good one!

  • The D Train

    @neaorin: Ferry didn’t come close to overpaying…and it’s not like Hickson and a pick was going to be overpaying for Jamison or Stoudemire. The reality is that he was bidding against no one. So even a jackass like Ferry, who in Lebron’s career has surrounded him with exactly one all-star (and an injury replacement after all the Cavs whining, no less), couldn’t mess this one up. Jamison (at about 20 ppg and 8 reb) for a very low first round pick (after Z is bought out) may make for an exciting trade for the Wizards accountants and Cavs fans, but the rest of the league has to swallow some serious bullsh1t. I will say, however, that I hope that Jamison helps Lebron and Co win a title, just so we can hear the Lakers bitch about a questionable trade that possibly titled title outcomes for the near future. Also, I totally agree on the lockout. It ain’t going to be pretty, and the players are going to be taking a serious beatdown at the hands of The Sternbot. Lets hope something shifts so that expiring contracts are no longer the single greatest asset a team could have.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    KB24 is great value. Who wouldn’t trade Nate for Ammo? Hahahahah.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    Assuming Blake Griffin comes back from injury. These are the Clippers we’re talking about, right?

  • KB24

    The Lakers should trade Adam Morrison & a future second pick to the Knicks for Nate Dogg, that sounds good

  • underdog

    Damn, the Cavs bench is crowded with good basketball players! But can somebody please explain me, why the Clips plan to waive Drew Gooden after they lost Camby? Oh, yes and I join to the fellow readers, to demand a Bron & Bassy cover ASAP.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    When Leon Powe gets back… Whoa the Cavs are ACTUALLY getting deep! They sucked last year but this year they’ve really improved.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    A few points from the comments…
    1. No, this does not make the Cavs a LOCK for the title. It does help, though.
    2. Calm down, no one “needs to go HARD after Drew effin’ Gooden”
    3. Jamieson being 34 years old IS surprising to me.
    Carry on.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    And Boston traded away instant offense in Eddie House for instant offense in Nate. Not sure why or how this will turn out…but it’s a move, I guess.

  • madzri

    CAN YOU make a cover of a whole team of cavs????featuring shaq..jamisaon..varejao..mo williams..(gibson or hickson) and king james..hope you can do it coz u did it before to the nets but they did not win a chips…hope you can give us a good cover…we will w8…mabuhay slam..

  • Yesse

    I don’t think it was a good idea to get rid of Z. Ilgauskas was a very good stunt double for Shaq and they had great chemistry. This just might mess up something.

  • jumpman3224

    @Anton – Jamison does bring a slightly different dynamic because of his ability to post up and shoot J’s. Mike Brown isn’t exactly known for being innovative offensively, so in my opinion I doubt Cleveland will feature him in the post often, especially when the starters are on the floor. So essentially when Cleveland’s starters are playing there will be an additional jump shooter on the floor. It does give Cleveland more flexibility, so overall it was a good trade. I just don’t think it changes defensive approach much. An interesting lineup they can throw out will be Andy, Antawn, LeBron, Delonte, Mo. But, I think Shaq’s minutes are going to go up in the playoffs.

  • http://www.behindtheb.blogspot.com Sam Raphael Chadwick

    Wow big trade I guess they arent going after Amare anymore? they should win a championship now if not + MAJOR DISAPOINTMENT

  • james

    so basically the cavs got telfair AND jamison for big z, whos just gonna get waived and return anyway. how the hell does that work?!

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    I hate to say it, but the Big Z waiving rumors were for the Suns, not the Wizards. I’m not exactly sure the Wizards will waive Big Z… and I feel really bad for the dude.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    This is huge. While everyone else was looking the
    other way, the Clips have made two moves which have
    them way under the salary cap for next season and in
    play to make an offer to one of the big FA’s from
    this offseason. Who would turn down the chance to
    play in LA with Gordon, Baron, Kaman, and Blake?

  • SonicProof

    Kevin martin for carl landry and t-mac? thats what im looking at on ESPN.

  • http://alimartin07@yahoo.com Ali

    Add Shaq, then add Jamison…deduct Z…What have
    the Cavs gained or lost. Not much, just my two cents
    Jamison has some serious mileage on him. The run
    to the EAST title will be very interesting. Looking
    historically at big trades, it takes about a full
    year to understand how to fit a new starter into a
    game plan. The real question is can these teams
    making big trades jell together for a playoff/
    championship run and beat the Lakers in a 7 game
    series. The championship will have to be taken from
    L.A.!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    Also, if Bron now wins a Chip in Cleveland, I sincerely
    doubt he leaves. If. In Washington, they will finally
    have to play the young guys like McGee, Young, Blatche
    and newly acquired Al Thornton. This could be a good nucleus.

  • Sizzle

    @ Ali, I don’t think it will take quite as long as a year just because LeBron is such and unselfish player. Fully understand the way the offense works will take awhile, but in the short term this should make cleveland the favorite. I’d personally like to see a lineup of Mo, Bron, Antawn, JJ, and Sha

  • Sizzle

    @ Ali, I don’t think it will take quite as long as a year just because LeBron is such and unselfish player. Fully understand the way the offense works will take awhile, but in the short term this should make cleveland the favorite. I’d personally like to see a lineup of Mo, Bron, Antawn, JJ, and Shaq on the court all at the same time. I’m sure it will happen at some point, but that would be just freakish

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    I’m waiting for the news of Kevin Martin going to the
    Rockets to be posted. That came completely out of leftfield,
    but now the Rockets are pretty serious contenders in the

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    West.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Yeah if the Cavs don’t make it to the Finals this year then I don’t know what to say. I’m a die hard laker fan but I believe this move could propel the cavs to championship status.

  • http://Slamadamonth.com Mvp23100

    Its a wrap cavs made the best two moves this season out of the contenders diesel and jamison it wont take long to implement jamison because lebron is unselfish hes never had a problem chemistry wise when cle gets a new player hopefully z comes back for the loyalty factor but its tight on the rest of the L everybody else is looking fragile and the lakers showed they dont want it without jamison this is another 20-10 problem cle 2010 champs

  • http://alimartin07@yahoo.com Ali

    Word up Sizzle!!! I hear you, but in past the Cavs
    have made moves to accomadate LBJ with quality players
    and make a push to the championship game again (and
    to actually win it) but for some reason every
    supporting cast LBJ gets fails in the biggest games in
    the playoffs. LBJ is hands down the best TEAM player
    in the association, we all know that. Can a aging
    Shaq and Jamison put it together and give them what
    they need to move towards a ring in the short term?
    Boston and Orlando ain’t going to lay down…and a
    couple of them lower tier East teams aint no joke
    either! Best record don’t mean nothing come playoff
    time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com MooButter

    It means home court advantage.

  • http://alimartin07@yahoo.com Ali

    Hahahah…Yeah ask LBJ bout that homecourt last
    season. In this day in age you gotta steal one away
    from home to win it all…Is home court adavantage
    really that great to have when you got some hungry,
    starving young guns (i.e. ATL/TOR/CHI) pulling out
    all stops, dragging you to a game 7, Hahaha…..

  • hoodsnake

    So Bron loses his scoring crown to Durant but gets a very shiny consolation on his finger. Schweeeeeeet!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I don’t like this move, should have gave more away for Amare, Jamison is a good role player to me and will not make the Cavs the team to beat. Mark my words, The Cavs have the best record in the NBA with their core, why add Jamison who needs the ball and shots. I don’t like the trade, to me it messes with team chemistry and now other players get less burn. If I was a Cavs fan, I would be leary of this trade. I would have kept the core, plus Jamison is 33, Amare was the better talent at 27 and could played with Lebron for the next seven years, I even would have went with Troy Murphy/ Mike Duleanvy over Jamison, Just my thoughts.

  • http://deleted Tyler Whitcomb

    Now they have Hickson and Varejoa off the bench, damn!

  • http://theurbangriot.com/ NUPE

    This was a good trade, they loose Z for 30 days and gain a long stretch 4. However, this is still the Cavs. A team with 1 all-star, an aging front-court and a bench of moderate players. They are far from being stacked with talent. Z, Andy, Mo, D-West, JJ, boobie, Powe (who hasn’t played) etc. aren’t considered great players by any stretch. Mo had one good year and faded in the play-offs, Shaq is well past his prime and now Jamison is finally the quality player the team needed. But make no mistake this team is still Lebron with 4 other guys. There are many teams with more talented players (Magic, Hawks, Lakers, Nuggets etc) to truly compliment their superstar. This is a talent upgrade with a second potential scorer, but everything they accomplish as a team is still 100% in Lebron’s hands – just like last year.

  • WOODY

    1. Stand pat you say. Lebron wanted someone – Amare or Jamison. Suns said no Amare so Cavs made Lebron happy with Jamison. Lebron happy – get it.
    2. Wizards obviously clearing cap space and wanted Z’s contract – not Z. Probably will be bought out this week,(with money provided by Cavs under the table – wink,wink). Z back to massive standing ovation in late March.
    3. Rotations will be a big problem. You got 11 or 12 starters or near starters to play. Brown may look at some strange combos for a while, but he’s smarter than he looks and will have killer rotation by playoff time. Some really good players won’t play much though, (Gibson, Powe).
    4. This business of trading for money, not talent, is a little strange. If owners weren’t so cheap though, they wouldn’t choose to ruin their teams to get under the cap and save a million or two of their billions.
    5. We now have about 15 teams clearing cap space to sign the three or four really good free agents, (who probably are staying put anyway). Some pretty bad players are going to get huge contracts next summer.
    6. Lakers, please sign Gooden. I’d start him if I were you.

  • http://www.twitter.com/candice2sweet candice

    wow with jamison finally a great matchup with lakers…im smelling a championship for cavs..but only if they can keep all their eos in check=)

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