Done Deal: Cleveland Cavaliers Obtain Antawn Jamison

K ShakranSenior Analyst IFebruary 18, 2010

WASHINGTON - MAY 2: Antawn Jamison #4 of the Washington Wizards keeps the ball away from Daniel Gibson #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 2, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Cavaliers won 105-88 to advance to the next round. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a three-team, six player trade that lands them the Washington Wizards' Antwan Jamison and Los Angeles Clippers guard Sebastian Telfair.

The Wizards will receive Zydrunas Ilgauskas from Cleveland, and the Clippers land Drew Gooden after parting ways with the Marcus Camby, who had been traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Finally, Cleveland gets someone to bolster their team, after two weeks of hearing constant banter about how they were going to improve in the short term, and potentially the long term, if they can get someone that would convince league MVP LeBron James to stay around.

Despite Jamison being the a good move for the Cavaliers, there still remains the question of how the 6'9'' power forward will bolster the team's chances of winning a title.

Even with Jamison on the Cavaliers' roster, the Lakers remain the best team in the NBA.

Jamison desperately needs to play defense for the Cavaliers—a skill he is often criticized for.

Couple his skill set with LeBron’s excellent passing skills and overwhelming propensity to find the open man and Jamison should see his efficiency take a rise.

Jamison's contract has three years, and about $35 million left, but the Cavaliers are putting everything on the table in order to hang a championship banner at Quicken Loans Arena.


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