This David West deal sounds too easy

Anytime trade talk ratchets up and I hear: the Cavs will trade Player X for Player Y (who’s a huge improvement over Player X) and then get him (Player X) back off waivers, along with Player Y – I grow a little suspicious.  I can’t help but think about how well that worked out for Jerry Stackhouse and the Mavericks a few years back.  But anyways, that possibility is what’s being reported by Bob Finnan– who does a great job on the Cavs beat – late Sunday in the Morning Journal

From Finnan:

“A league source said the Cavs have also made a run at Hornets power forward David West.  The Cavs are dangling center Zydrunas Ilgauskas out there for the Hornets, who want to avoid paying the luxury tax at all cost.  The Hornets could buy out Ilgauskas’ contract and waive him. Then he could return to the Cavs in 30 days…”

If that scenario works, that would be great.  And I guess it probably could so long as if Zydrunas doesn’t go Stackhouse on a reporter’s question about his thoughts on the swirling trade rumors tomorrow night by saying something along the lines of ‘I don’t really care about the rumors, If I’m traded its already worked out that I will be waived and then come back here to Cleveland to play after the 30 days are up.’  Because that’s not technically allowed.  Stay tuned though to this one, could get interesting.

Brendan Bowers

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I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.