Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson Hypocritical in Response to Cavaliers’ Trade

February 19th, 2010 by Uncle Popov Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a move to improve their team. According to , this move has upset the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.

After attempting to bring in Amar’e Stoudemire, the Cavs worked out a three-team trade to land (former) Washington Wizard Antwan Jamison. Cleveland also picked up Sebastian Telfair (Clippers), who has not played since mid-January due to injury. 

The Wizards get Zydrunas Ilgauskas from Cleveland and Al Thornton from the Clippers.  Los Angeles gets Drew Gooden, who had just been traded to the Wizards from Dallas.

The word around the campfire was that Gooden’s contract will be bought out. While it appears Gooden will remain in L.A., there is also word that Big Z will buyout his contract.  This would allow Ilgauskas to rejoin the Cavs (after 30 days).

The potential for Ilgauskas to return to the Cavaliers has upset Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and Lakers’ head coach Phil Jackson. The argument is that, if Big Z returns, the trade is essentially the Cavs receiving Jamison and Telfair for nothing. 

Well, that’s not completely true; Cleveland did trade away the rights to Em ...

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