3 Party Exchange
You have heard the News: Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons and Shannon Brown to the Bulls and Ira Newble and Donyell Marshall to Seattle. In exchange, the Cavaliers acquired forward/center Ben Wallace and forward/center Joe Smith plus Cleveland will get the 2009 second round draft pick from the Bulls and swingman Wally Szczerbiak and guard Delonte West from the Sonics. The last transfer is Andrian Griffin from Bulls to Cavs to Seattle (yeah, this one really 3 party exchange).
The new players have picked their numbers. Wallace's normal No. 3 is worn by Sasha Pavlovic, so Wallace will wear No. 4. Smith will take over Hughes' No. 32, Szczerbiak will wear his normal No. 10 and West will wear his normal No. 13.
But the new players didn't play when the Cavs won 90-89 over the Wizards. Actually, Lebron James wanted to have Jason Kidd. But James said he was pleased that the move brought front-line help and improved shooting, two areas he thought needed shoring up. He also is looking forward to playing alongside Wallace.
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