The Cleveland Cavaliers have completed a three-way trade with the L.A. Clippers and Washington Wizards to bring Antawn Jamison to Cleveland. The trade is as follows:
- Cleveland gets Jamison, Sebastian Telfair; gives up Zydrunas Ilgauskas and 1st-round pick.
- Clippers get Drew Gooden; give up Sebastian Telfair, Al Thornton and Brian Skinner.
- Wizards get Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cavs’ 1st-round pick, Brian Skinner, and Al Thornton; give up Antawn Jamison, Drew Gooden.
There has been chatter that Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be bought out and return to Cleveland after thirty days. If so, the Cavaliers just got Antawn Jamison — and Bassy, of course — for nothing but a first-round pick that will likely be the last in the round. Mind-boggling.
On the bright side, Jamison’s addition might not help the Cavaliers all that much. He will take time away from J.J. Hickson and Anderson Varejao, both of whom have been playing great. Actually, you know what, screw it: I can’t even try to convince myself that this trade puts Cleveland anywhere but in the absolute driver’s seat for the Eastern Conference title, if not the NBA title.
Antawn Jamison for nothing but a first-round pick. Wow. And the Celtics are just trying to make the salaries match to pick up Nate Robinson.