Whoa! Uh, yeah. Big names being traded these days.
In a three-way trade with Chicago and Seattle that has been submitted for league approval, NBA front-office sources say that Cleveland will come away with four new teammates for James, headlined by Ben Wallace from the Bulls and sharpshooter Wally Szczerbiak from the Sonics.
When I started writing this, the trade was totally different, just two teams involved, but here you go. ESPN has the details of three-way trade. Discuss. Are the Cavs panicking? Getting better?
UPDATE: I wanted to get this up quickly (Hey now!) but here are the two trades that combined for Cleveland to change its roster:
Cleveland sent Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons, and Shannon Brown to Chicago for Ben Wallace and Joe Smith.
Cleveland sent Ira Newble and Donyell Marshall to Seattle for Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West.
The Sonics get Adrian Griffin from the Bulls and the Cavs receive Chicago’s second round pick in 2009.
Honestly, the All-Star weekend had me so excited for the future of the league, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Brandon Roy, etc. and here we are talking about Ben Wallace, Joe Smith, Donyell Marshall, Wally, Jason Kidd, Shaq, etc. You really never know…