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The Cavaliers Remain Intact

It has been a day full with rumors and speculations but ultimately the Cavaliers stuck with their plan to stand pat at the NBA trading deadline.Wally Sczcerbiak was mentioned in most of the rumors but the biggest one that captured the media attention for most of the day was the Cavaliers interest in acquiring Shaquille O’Neal from the Phoenix Suns.

According to Cavaliers beat writer Brian Windhorst, the Cavaliers offered Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic for Shaquille O’Neal, but the Suns were asking for Szczerbiak. The Cavs then tried to find another team to get involved, but couldn’t make anything work.

If the Suns were willing to accept Wallace and Pavlovic, they would slice $5.5 million from next season’s books, as Wallace’s salary decreases from $14.5 million this season to $14 million in 2009-10 and because only $1.5 million of Pavlovic’s $5 million salary next season is guaranteed.
If the Cavaliers substituted Wallace with Szczerbiak and Pavlovic then Phoenix would erase $19.5 million from next season’s payroll.

“Szczerbiak said he had been a little bit nervous the last couple days and was reading newspaper and Internet reports. His reaction matched that of the rest of his teammates, who were lighthearted and joking around once the deadline finally came and went.”

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Tariq Ali, is the founder of CavsNews.com. Tariq grew up watching and playing soccer but his heart was always in Basketball. Tariq arrived in Cleveland in 1993 and turned into a Cavaliers fan since.

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3 Responses to “The Cavaliers Remain Intact”

  1. YounggrandmaL says:

    Danny Ferry you need to trade and get another big man today ASAP!!!!!!

  2. YounggrandmaL says:

    Danny Ferry you need to make the suns another offer to Phonix Suns for Amaire Stoudermire Because they are not going to ge pass Kobe and the Lakers in West or Miwaukee Bucks for Richard Jefferson !!!!!

  3. buzzy357 says:

    hey get amare or shaq danny it will be the ring cleveland is looking for shaq is playing really well and labron will put shaq in postion to dominate the inside once a again. amare will be yopung and quick for the cavs plus he developed an out side shot dont let this slip through you all hand if not labron is out after this season. then danny needs to be fired don’t be caought up with what you got now remember boston, lakers, last meetings you can’t beat kobe or orlando 7 games with out a dominate big man hands down. take that to the bank. if you do bet you bite a chip.

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