Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:05 pm EST
Finally, LeBron James has a supporting cast.
In an 11 player three-team blockbuster trade, the Cavaliers acquired Chicago's Ben Wallace and Joe Smith, Seattle's Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West before the trade deadline closed on Thursday, two league sources confirmed.
The Cavaliers sent Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons to the Bulls, and Donyell Marshall to the Sonics. Seattle also gets the expiring contracts of Chicago's Adrian Griffin and Cleveland's Ira Newble.
The trade marks the end of the Wallace experiment in Chicago, where the $60 million signing two years ago never fulfilled expectations. He'll try to revive his career alongside James, who has been desperate for an improved supporting cast. Smith, a 6-foot-10 forward, has been one of the Bulls' most consistent players, and Szczerbiak gives the Cavs a consistent outside shooting threat to go with Daniel Gibson.
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Good we dont need his salary even thought Joe Smith is sadly the best player on our team lol. We still suck.
First... Wallace sucks anyways, whats he going to do in Cleveland
FIRST blah blah blah lakers are still the best team ever, lebron likes men kobe is mvp
Ben Wallace and King James........Uh Oh!
the cavs are retards!! way to put more pressure on bron bron, now hes gonna have to score even more
1st!!!..anyways..bad trade for the cavs..bens contract is too huge and will limit them in the next couple of years salary cap wise