Agressiveness at Trade Deadline Results in Antawn Jamison

February 20th, 2010 by BDog Leave a reply »

With rumors running rampid during last weeks trade deadline, it was hard to know what to expect from the NBA's hottest team. The Cleveland Cavaliers went into the All-Star break with a league best 43-11 record, riding a 13-game winning streak. However, the Cavs' great play didn't stop them from being linked to many possible trade rumors, ranging from some of the league's elite players (Amar'e Stoudemire, Andre Iguodala, Carlos Boozer) to run of the mill role players.

The Cavaliers' General Manager Danny Ferry has built a reputation of making lopsided trades in the Cavs' favor. Such trades include getting Mo Williams for Damon Jones and Joe Smith, or 15 time All-Star Shaquille O'Neil for Sasha Pavlovich and Ben Wallace. Suffices to say, if the Cavs were going to make a trade before the deadline this year, it was going to heavily favor the Cavs. That's exactly what happened.

On Wednesday night, less than 24 hours before the NBA deadline for trading, the Cavs swung a three team, 5-player trade that landed them two-time All-Star Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards. The details of the trade included Cleveland sending long-time center Zydrunas ...

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