Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Aldridge: Cavs Trying To Use Shaq To Lure Williams

David Aldridge reports that the Cavs wish to use Shaquille O'Neal to acquire Marvin Williams. This isn't a trade that would hurt both teams so much as one that appears destined to frustrate both fan bases. O'Neal seems surplus to requirements in Atlanta and Williams could again be a victim of expectations as LeBron's replacement.

Perhaps more interestingly, Aldridge puts a number to the trade exception ($2.9 million, as expected) the Hawks will get once the Josh Childress deal becomes official (UPDATE: It's official.) and adds Kurt Thomas (who would help the team defensively and likely be limited to a situational role) to the list of free agent big men in whom the Hawks have interest.

1 comment:

Keith Box said...

Yikes! Who plays small forward if the Hawks do make a deal involving Marvin for Shaq? They would have to consider moving Joe to small forward and starting Jamal Crawford, but talk about a bad perimeter defense getting worse! Yikes!