Yeah, it’s true….what was reported on for weeks has become a reality.
Shaq is a Cleveland Cavalier.
We got him for Ben Wallace (who was retiring), Sasha Pavlovic (our 8th man on the bench), the Cavs 2nd round draft pick (the 46th pick) and some money (500 thousand dollars). HELL of a deal!
Think of our inside game now. A force of a shot-blocker, and a man who averaged 18 points per game last season. Yes, Shaq’s older, but this is the push for a title NOW. If we’d pulled this deal off three months ago, we’d be hoisting a Finals trophy right now. The inability to stop a strong inside game was the only reason we came up short this year.
Congrats, Cavs fans. You’re back on top again.
Get this….the Cavs are already talking about it possibly being a one-year-only deal with Shaq, then taking his 20 million dollars and moving for Chris Bosh in 2010. the key in this….NOBODY is talking about using the money for LeBron. It’s almost as if re-signing LBJ is a done deal. And considering the moves that Danny Ferry is making for this team, LeBron will stay. That was the ONLY standard he put on re-upping his contract. Good job, boys!