With all the rumors leading up the the NBA Trade Deadline, no major trades were really made. When the top story on ESPN is Rafer Alston to Orlando, you know that's true.
So all day there were rumors about who the Cavs would trade for. I heard names like Richard Jefferson, Antwan Jamison, Caron Butler, even Vince Carter.
The big surprise was Shaq being involved. He is a huge upgrade over Ben Wallace and only adding Sasha Pavlovic to make it work made it look like a steal to me.
Then I wondered would he start at PF? Come off the bench? Some other questions like if Dan Gilbert really wants to add even more salary for next season.
In the end though, they did absolutely nothing.
At first, I was really disappointed, but then I remembered this team is what, 41-11? Why mess it up?
Then of course I remembered we have Wally and his huge expiring going to waste. Then again, this sets up the summer of 2010 pretty well.
Also we have Ben Wallace and his expiring contract for next season, so who knows. If we stay put again next season we'll have like 35M of cap space not including the money to resign LeBron.
Let's say LeBron costs 16M for the first year or his deal, what to do with the last 19M? We could pick up a Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, or anybody else out there.
Even though I rather have Shaq then Wallace not picking up a Jamison who has more then this and next season left on his contract was a blessing in disguise.
Of course I'd love to improve our chances of winning it all this year, but I think I'd take a dynasty made of LeBron, Mo, Delonte, Bosh or Wade. That's a pretty good "Big Four," especially considering how well Delonte is playing.
Well here's to the best NBA Trade Deadline move they could of made: doing nothing.
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