As much as we’re all going brain-crazy as the All-Star Weekend continues, it seems as though the Cavaliers have set their sights on Amar’e Stoudemire. In a radio interview with WKNR (Update: Link – thanks Anthony), Plain Dealer beat writer Brian Windhorst discussed the trade moves that the Cavs are going through.
In discussing the two potential power forwards, Windhorst said that Antawn Jamison would be an immediate fit in the Cavs’ system. Adding Amar’e Stoudemire would require a period of adaptation, much like Shaquille O’Neal required early in this season.
He followed up his radio interview with a tweet, stating that the deal will not likely be finalized today.
Sources say no Stoudemire trade today, he’s playing in All-Star Gm for PHX after all. But Cavs hoping for yes or no by early in week.
In the past 12 hours we’ve gone from skeptical about Stoudemire, to some people talking as though it’s seemingly a foregone conclusion. The early results of our polls (there’s three of them, after all) indicate that most voters (approx 50%) think that the Stoudemire move would be best for the team this season and for the future.
I’m reading this right, the trade would simply be Z+JJ for Amare? No Richardson? The Cavs would still be able to use Wally? so… Iggy? Rip?
From what we have heard from our sources, a move for Hamilton is unlikely. We haven’t heard anything about Iguodala, but it is assuredly a possibility that the Cavs could be making a lateral move to bolster the backcourt as well.