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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ben Wallace Shipped to Cleveland in 3-team Trade

Ben Wallace, the Bulls' marquee free agent pick up in 2006, is now headed to Cleveland to help LeBron James win his first NBA title. Along with Wallace, the Bulls sent consistent big man Joe Smith to the Cavs. The Bulls gets Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Shannon Brown and Cedric Simons. The third team in the trade is the Seattle Supersonics who sent Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West to Cleveland while aquiring Ira Newble and Donyell Marshall from the Cavs, and Adrian Griffin from the Bulls.

This will be a big impact to the Cavs in their playoff push this year. The Bulls, while giving up two of its top big men, will be getting a more aggressive player offensively in Gooden. This the kind of big man the Bulls have been lacking these past few year. By getting Wallace in 2006, they thought they solved the problem. But everyone knows, that Wallace is a defender and not a scorer. Gooden gives the Bulls that low post threat they needed this whole year. The Sonics, will be getting purely expiring contracts. Newble's contract is coming off the books after this season, while Marshall and Griffin's contracts expire after next season.


Anonymous said...

this trade is for a short term push for cleveland. if this doesnt work this year, which i dont think it will, they have to make moves again.