NBA Trade Deadline: Antawn Jamison to Cavs Is Danny Ferry’s Newest Thievery

February 17th, 2010 by Dan Delagrange Leave a reply »
Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry has done it again.

On the eve of the NBA's trading deadline, the 43-11 Cavs have pulled off another blockbuster trade to bolster their roster for the season's ending stretch and playoffs, bringing former Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison to Lake Erie's shores.

The deal sends Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, his expiring contract, and a Cleveland first-round draft pick to Washington. Ilgauskas' name has been in the midst of trade talks since they began to brew earlier this season.

It has been widely assumed that wherever Ilgauskas ends up, his contract will be bought out, enabling him to return to Cleveland after a mandatory 30-day waiting period.

The L.A. Clippers, a third party involved in the deal, will send guard Sebastian Telfair to the Cavaliers while acquiring the oft-dealt Drew Gooden from the Wizards.

Jamison, a 6'9" power forward that can ably shoot, drive, rebound, and facilitate, buttresses an already huge Cleveland frontline while giving the Cavs a big man that can stretch defenses—something the Cavaliers have coveted for years.

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