NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs’ Deal for Jamison Puts Heat in the Driver’s Seat

February 17th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
With Cleveland dropping out of the Amar'e Stoudemire sweepstakes and instead opting for Washington's Antwan Jamison, Miami remains the only known suitor for Phoenix's All-Star power forward. 

The Cavaliers, Wizards, and Clippers completed a three-team deal that sent Jamison and Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Al Thornton, and Brian Skinner to Washington, and Drew Gooden to Los Angeles. The Cavs also sent their first-round pick to the Wizards.

The ripple effect will probably make some headlines soon.

With Cleveland's offer of Ilgauskas and J.J. Hickson off the table, the Phoenix Suns are left at a serious disadvantage. And Heat President Pat Riley will pounce on them like a shark. The Suns are serious about moving Stoudemire and while they won't just hand him over, his price just went down. 

Cleveland's offer was Steve Kerr's leverage to up the anti, but the chips are on the other side of the table now. The Heat have apparently offered Mario Chalmers, Daequan Cook, Dorell Wright, Quintin Richardson, and a first-round pick. That offer may not be as appealing as Cleveland's was, but right now its the best one out ...

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