Cavs Trade: Cleveland Lands Antawn Jamison in Huge Three-Team Deal
Now LeBron James and Antawn Jamison will be playing together.
The report, which has surfaced from league sources with knowledge of the talks, informed Yahoo! Sports of the trade.
The reported trade has the Cavaliers bringing in Jamison, while shipping off center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a first-round pick to the Washington Wizards. The Wizards will also receive Brian Skinner and Al Thornton from the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Cavaliers will also acquire point guard Sebastian Telfair from the Clippers, while the Wizards will send forward Drew Gooden—who they just acquired in a recent trade—to the Clippers.
After hearing back-and-forth talk for weeks about whether or not the Cavaliers would even make a move before the NBA trade deadline, the report of Jamison going to Cleveland is a relief to the Cleveland fanbase, which had been quietly—or not so quietly—pulling for a big move.
Jamison should help solidify an already extremely strong inside game, as well as add to the team's already stellar outside shooting.
The Cavaliers had been urged by LeBron James to add some star power for years, and after adding Shaquille O'Neal in the offseason, many believed it would take just one more bold move to convince James that the franchise is serious about winning.
While this bold move doesn't ensure James will stay on with the Cavaliers once he hits free agency, it all but locks up a trip to the NBA Finals.
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