The Cavs and Amar’e Stoudemire: Shades of the Lakers Getting Pau Gasol?

February 15th, 2010 by Amar Panchmatia Leave a reply »
This past weekend's All-Star Game and associated activities in Dallas were just fun and games. But the league's best team (at least record-wise) isn't messing around.

Reports surfaced on late Saturday night, as most NBA and even sports fans know by now, that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns were advancing very far in their talks that could send five-time NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire to the Cavs in return for rising star J.J. Hickson and veteran Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

The Cavaliers, as you know, possess the league's best record (43-11) and player (LeBron James), and this would be a classic case of the rich getting richer.

If you were of the belief that the Lakers getting Pau Gasol from Memphis just two years ago was highway robbery, then this trade would be along those same lines.

But in a classic example of why fans should just let the guys getting paid do their job, one of the pieces that Memphis acquired in that deal (Pau's little brother, Marc Gasol) has blossomed into one of the best young big men in the game and could possibly be better than his brother ever was.

At the time of the Gasol trade, the deal was see ...

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