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Trade deadline: Cavaliers get Jamison, not Stoudemire

Feb 17, 2010, 11:43 PM EDT

nba_jamison_250.jpgUpdate 11:43 p.m. The deal is complete. Gooden is expected to be bought out, Ilgauskas’ agent says he will pursue a buyout as well. Here’s video of Jamison’s exit from Washington.

7:11 p.m. The Cavaliers side talks with the Wizards about Antawn Jamison were supposed to be the fallback plan for if the Amare Stoudemire talks did not work out.

Turns out, they were plan “A.”

The Cavaliers are about to complete a three-team trade that will bring Jamison to the Cavaliers, as well as backup point guard Sebastian Telfair. In the deal, the Los Angeles Clippers will get forward Drew Gooden, and the Wizards will get Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Al Thornton and Cleveland’s first-round pick.

That likely means that Stoudemire will go to the Heat before the deadline tomorrow, in a deal that includes Michael Beasley and a draft pick that the Suns have wanted, among other parts.

Jamison is the stretch four that the Cavaliers have wanted — a big man who can also play inside but also out on the perimeter. Jamison shoots a respectable 38 percent from 16-feet out to the three point line and 35 percent from three, and he is comfortable out there taking eight shots a game from those ranges combined. He also is good in the post and while not a great defender, he is solid.

The Cavaliers may also get Ilgauskas back — the Wizards are reportedly thinking over buying the center out of his contract, making Ilgauskas a free agent. If he waits 30 days after that, he can re-sign with the Cavaliers.

The Clippers get out from under two contracts they didn’t like and get to rent Drew Gooden until the end of the year, and they clear $5.5 million off next year’s books.

The Wizards get a lot of parts, including Ilgauskas who can help them now, and Thornton, who can frustrate fans in DC like he did in LA with his decision making. But it starts the rebuilding process for the Wizards.

  1. mark cambell - Feb 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    the cavs are going to be definite contenders for the final the new look will give them alot of speed versatility and open shots for lebron,you see shaq definatley wont be playing all those minutes but they have a definite close with the likes of him and mo williams Jamison is a husler and an alright 3 point shotter/passer ,and there is no shortage in point guardtalent for the cavs.

  2. burberrygirl13 - Feb 18, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    i couldn’t agree with you more! the lakers fan will always talk the talk but cleveland this year will walk the walk. watch out baby! its our time :)

  3. Rick - Feb 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    Ugh i get so anoyed at some of you retarded fans who don’t even know basketball, and just say Wooo my team is the best or my playa is the best(and i’m not even a cavs or lakers fan). Do some freakin research. those who say that cutting Z will make the Cavs drop. ummm….knock some sense into yourself. What the Cavs are doing here is preparing to murder the magic in the playoffs. How did the magic kill the cavs in the playoffs? with Dwight and his perimiter shooters like Lewis and Hedo. they couldn’t guard any of them. LBJ couldn’t do everything. Dwight was KILLING Z. So what did the cavs do. get a bigger and stronger man. shaq. then the magic had lewis and hedo. both are around six eight or somthin. lebron had hedo but that left Lewis. thats the key lewis. he tore them apart. So what do the cavs do? they get jamison who can at least put a hand in lewis’s face. Boom now there are no problems with the magic. And as fo the lakers, they will easily be beaten down. they don’t have the perimeter game like the magic did against the cavs.

  4. X - Feb 19, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    honestly..all i hear is Z, the guy’s a scrub and was getting eaten in the playoffs, his time is done..and none of you guys are really considering jamison’s talent he averages a double double, 20 and 10. Cavs are preparing for the ring..and they need to pass orlando in order to do that and they cant with z on howard, jamison will put in 3 times the amount of work that z did

  5. luffy - Feb 20, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    Somebody might’ve jinxed Jamison, first game 0 out of 18, damn!
    To Adrian, wow! he’s a real class act eh?
    Please… say goodbye to ring number 1 for the cavs..

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  8. thermo - May 16, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Epic call dude.
    I think this is a down ground for the Cavaliers. They will not win a championship. The door is wide open for the Lakers. The Cavs might need even make it to the finals. With this trade, the Celtice and the Magic can beat Cleveland in a 7 game series.
    12 – Wed Feb 17,2010 9:15 PM ET

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