NBA Trades: Will Antawn Jamison Improve The Cavaliers, Or Cripple Them?

February 18th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Looks like I spoke too soon. Just when I was ready to assume the NBA trade deadline would pass uneventfully, the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled the trigger on the biggest move of the season thus far.

The implications of the deal which brought Jamison to the Cavaliers range far and wide, and although the move could pay huge dividends for Cleveland come the postseason, it also has the potential to have the reverse effect.

The positives around the deal center mostly on Jamison's explosive offensive capabilities, and as a legitimate scoring threat to play opposite star forward LeBron James.

Jamison is undeniably a proven scorer and his abilities extend from the paint to deep outside on the perimeter, a part of his game which was added after he made his way from the University of North Carolina to the NBA.

Jamison was primarily a power forward in high school and college and his time at the position combined with the speed of his intial jump makes him an underrated rebounder, something which should prove helpful, considering Cleveland got smaller with this deal.

It is true that the Cavaliers addressed a glaring need for a forward wh ...

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