Shaq Traded to the Cavs

Shaq is coming to Cleveland! This might be the best news since drafting LeBron James 1st overall. ESPN and Yahoo are both reporting that this deal is basically done. The Cavs will send Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, the 46th pick overall, and cash considerations to the Suns for Shaq. This is a huge day for the Cavs and should help LeBron land his first NBA title. Supposedly the only thing that is holding this up is both Owners approval.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns are nearing agreement on a blockbuster trade that would send Shaquille O’Neal to Cleveland to team with LeBron James, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions.

The deal is more than “90 percent” complete, according to the sources, and is merely awaiting final approval from the team’s owners.

Cleveland will send Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to Phoenix for the future Hall of Famer.

Can you imagine the team introductions we are going to have next year? It might get stupid!

  • Mark

    You do realize this is not a good deal for the Cavs right?

    O’Neal is injury prone at 37. He is an alpha-dog, so is LeBron. Terrible Mix. Shaq clogs the lane. All LeBron does is drive. Terrible mix.

    A horrible deal for the Cavs that they will realize Game 1 of the regular season.

    • Blog Z

      Um do you think anyone will want to try and stop a pick n roll with those two?

      Also Oneal has one year left on his deal so its not like its a long term commitment. We didn’t give up jack to get a former MVP. I can’t say this is a bad trade, sorry.

  • Mark

    You get a former MVP who is 37. Shaq isn’t built to run a pick’n’roll anymore. The cavs needed to package Pavlovic/Wallace for a player that LeBron would like to play with for 4-5 years.

    Now even if he wins, which is highly unlikely with the best player in the universe getting a full off-season of rest, he will still leave town because schmucks like Mo Williams and Delonte West are not keeping him in Cleveland

    • Blog Z

      I’m not sure too many people will say this is a bad trade for Cleveland, but you take a stance and I gotta give you props. We shall see, but some players are going to come to Clevland and want to play with these guys.

  • Mark

    Shaq makes more than LeBron. Hard to entice a free agent this off-season with 20 mill from Shaq, 15 from Bron, 11 from Z, 9 from Mo, 6 from Vara and 4 from booby.

    • Blog Z

      Varejao is a FA and we still have our MLE. Plus there is going to be vet that would take the minimum to play in CLE, Bruce Bowen for one could be out there just to name one.

  • kc roberts

    It was pointed out by the good folks over on twitter that Kareem Adul-Jabar won finals MVP at 37. I think this is a good trade but Mark you do bring up some good points.

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