So, this won’t be a really substantial post, but thanks to one of the best beat writers in the NBA, we have some updated trade info. First, before getting to the Cavs, let us first talk about the Wizards. Word has it that the Wizards are very very close to unloading Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood to Dallas for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden and some other salary matching pieces. As a result, it appears that Antawn Jamison will not be going anywhere. At least that is the prevailing thought right now. Remember that the prevailing thought this morning had us all terrified that Boston was going to land Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler in a deal that would have made Pau Gasol blush.
So, according to Brian Windhorst, the Cavs are going heavily after Amar’e Stoudemire. It appears that in order to pull off the deal, the Cavs might also have to come up with enough salary to also take Jason Richardson in the deal. Combined, that means the Cavs need to find just under $30 million in salaries. According to Windy, the Cavs might need to use both Wally Szczerbiak and Lorenzen Wright. I also assume the Cavs would have to give up Zydrunas and JJ Hickson should the deal go down as described on this late Friday night.
We will continue to cover all the news and rumors throughout the weekend, but keep in mind that no deals can be announced over the all-star break.