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Cavs land James some help

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.
    Jason B posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:08 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 2 1st !!!
    GO BULLS !!!!!! posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:08 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 3 2nd !!!
    GO BULLS !!!!!! posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:08 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 4 First... Wallace sucks anyways, whats he going to do in Cleveland
    Jawad posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:08 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 5 3rd !!!
    GO BULLS !!!!!! posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:08 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 6 FIRST blah blah blah lakers are still the best team ever, lebron likes men kobe is mvp
    the end
    saagarhazari posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:08 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 7 4th !!!
    GO BULLS !!!!!! posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:09 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 8 1st
    Ben Wallace and King James........Uh Oh!
    huh? posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:09 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 9 the cavs are retards!! way to put more pressure on bron bron, now hes gonna have to score even more
    ese_maje_loco posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:10 pm ESTReport Abuse
  • 10 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
    brian c posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 4:10 pm ESTReport Abuse