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Cavaliers Trade Dion Waiters For Shumpert, Smith and OKC 1st Rnd

Dion Waiters never quite fit in Cleveland. GM David Griffin knew that, hoping to bring in a big man in exchange for the SG.

Well, he finally pulled the triggerl…with no big man, and JR Smith, who is every bit an older, more immature Dion Waiters. Yet the Cavs main trade target, PG/SG Iman Shumpert, will come over in the 3 team deal, and  should improve the Cavs perimeter D.

 

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In summary-

Knicks: dumpster fire sale to clear cap space next summer.

Cavs: Receive Dion Waiters’ older brother JR Smith, a SG who can’t shoot, and a late round 1st. If Shumpert can improve the Cavs perimeter D, then this may work out in the end.

Thunder: Dion Waiters to play along side Westbrook and Durant.

The Cavaliers needed to unload Dion Waiters. But I’m pretty sure JR Smith and Iman Shumpert aren’t going to help protect the paint. I have a feeling the Cavs aren’t done. Look for them to continue making moves over the next month.

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