Cavs’ Danny Ferry Proves Himself As Elite GM With Antawn Jamison Trade

February 17th, 2010 by Amar Panchmatia Leave a reply »
After an All-Star Weekend simmering with talks of Amar'e Stoudemire headed to Cleveland to pair up with LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal, the Cavaliers' front office threw a curve ball at the rest of the league.

Except it was not much of a curve ball at all.

After being hot in pursuit of Washington's Antawn Jamison for the better part of a year, Cleveland GM Danny Ferry finally acquired the sharp-shooting big man out of North Carolina on Wednesday a little less than 24 hours before the NBA's Thursday trade deadline. And all it took was Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a first-round pick.

Factor in the fact that the Cavs expect to get Ilgauskas back after 30 days once Washington buys out the remainder of his contract, and this is the equivalent of a highway robbery. Also factor in the fact that the Cavs are expected to pick 30th in the draft for a second straight season due to having the best record in the league, and what Ferry pulled off is nothing short of criminal.

The scary part is that this is just the norm for him and the Cavaliers front office.

Last summer, Ferry traded Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to the Phoenix Suns for ...

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