Cleveland Caveliers Trade Rumors: Gerald Wallace Is No Good For The Cavs

January 16th, 2011 by Samuel Drew Leave a reply »
When Paul Silas took over for Larry Brown, everyone knew there were going to be changes for the Charlotte Bobcats.

And, after three weeks of only speculation, it appears Charlotte is ready to make a move.

Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, broke the news that the Bobcats have discussed a trade that would send forward Gerald Wallace to the Cavs.

The Cavs would use their trade exception to acquire Wallace, but Cleveland is also requesting a lottery-protected first-round pick to take on Wallace’s hefty contract.

Since the Cavaliers have until July 10 to use their $14.5 million traded player exception, sources believe the deal is far from being final.

Cleveland does run the risk of having the exception expire if they do not use it before the collective bargaining agreement expires by the end of June, though.

Although Wallace gives the Cavs an instant upgrade at small forward, his numbers are exaggerated for coach Byron Scott’s system.

Wallace is averaging 16.5 points and 7.9 rebounds in almost 40 minutes per game this season.

However, Scott prefers to limit players to ...

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