The newest trade, is also becoming the most possible. Yep, you heard it right, by Thursday, I can say Corey Maggette, of the Golden State Warriors(14-37), will become a Cleveland Cavalier(43-11). The Cavs have many uses for Magette, he can be a big Shooting Guard, either replacing Anthony Parker, or as a 6th man. They can also use him a Small Forward, espicially when LeBron is on the Bench, or when LeBron is playing Power Forward. Naturally, he is a Small Forward, but he can play the 2-4 pretty well.This trade will not come at a price either. This is the trade that is likely to happen:
Cavs get Corey Maggette and Devean George
Warriors Get Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Daniel Green.
Here is the trade on ESPN's trade machine:http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yk93bfa
Because the Cavaliers let Danny Green go, Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be likely to get his contract baught out, and he will return to the Cavs within 30 days, but it may be that the Warriors will keep him until the end of the year.
According to Hollinger, of ESPN, this trade will make the Warriors lose 9 more games, than expected, and make the Cavs win 6 more. First of all, this is false, Anthony Morrow, a young 3 pt shooting machine, will get more playing time. Secondly, the Warriors will be able to spend more, as their salary will be less, making them able to keep Monta and Steph Curry.
With me, living in the Bay Area, I can assure all Cavs fans that Maggette will play at 100% level, as he has played all his career, on losing teams. And with me, being a Cavs fan: if Big Z stays in Oakland, the Warriors will get the second best shooting big man in the league, to Dirk Nowitzki.
With this trade, the Cavs get to keep JJ Hickson, and the Warriors get to keep A LOT of money, so this is a win-win in my opinion. BTW LeBron approves, too
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