Cleveland Cavaliers: 8 Crazy, Blockbuster Trades They “Could” Make

Noah Poinar@@noah_poinarCorrespondent IJanuary 23, 2012

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1. Andy Varejao and the Cavs 2012 unprotected first round pick to Minnesota for Kevin Love and Wayne Ellington. Chance of actually happening: 6%  The most realistic "dream scenario."


2. Antawn Jamison to the Bulls for Carlos Boozer. Chance of actually happening: 18%  The Bulls would actually like to dump Boozer's giant salary for an expiring deal.  He's played well of late, but all in all, he has underachieved his contract Chicago gave him last year.


3. Ramon Sessions, Omri Casspi and both of the Cavs' second round picks to the Knicks for New York’s 2012 first rounder and three throw-in players. Chance of actually happening: 0%  The Knicks could really use a point guard, unfortunately they don't have a first round pick to deal.


4. Ramon Sessions and Antawn Jamison to the Knicks for Amare Stoudemire. Chance of actually happening: 20%  Like Boozer, Amare and his contract is beginning to look like a burden next to a loaded front court of Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.  This trade isn't as crazy as it originally sounds.


5. Andy Varejao to Memphis for O.J. Mayo. Chance of actually happening: 42%  I would like this trade a lot if Mayo wasn't in the final year of his contract.


6. Cavs trade Andy Varejao to the Celtics and Antawn Jamison to the Bulls.  In return they get Paul Pierce, Kyle Korver, and center Omer Asik. The Celtics get Carlos Boozer from the Bulls and the Bulls get Ray Allen from the Celtics. Chance of actually happening: 2%  It makes sense for all three teams.  As a Cavs fan, though, I wouldn't want Pierce on this young, building team.


7. Anderson Varejao to the Celtics for Jermaine O’Neal. Chance of actually happening: 13%  This trade would be for pure cap shedding purposes on the Cavs part.  Seeing as to how the Cavs might actually make the playoffs as an eighth seed and not get a lottery pick, trading Varejao for virtually nothing in return guarantee's this team a top ten lottery pick.


8. Antawn Jamison, Kyrie Irving, and Tristan Thompson to the Heat for Joel Anthony, Udonis Haslem, and LeBron James. Chance of actually happening .005%  Just throwing it out there.