Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sources: Cavs, Warriors talk Jamison deal
By Marc Stein and Chad Ford
The Cleveland Cavaliers are contemplating another major trade, this time to send Antawn Jamison back to the team where he began his career.
Sources close to the talks told ESPN.com that the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have been discussing trade scenarios Thursday that would send Jamison to Oakland.
One source briefed on the talks said the discussions are ongoing but that no trade agreement has yet been reached.
It was not immediately clear who Golden State would be willing to part with if the teams indeed came up with a workable trade framework before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.
A deal to reacquire Jamison would work under the salary cap involving the expiring deal of Troy Murphy, whom Golden State acquired only Wednesday from New Jersey, as well as veteran center Andris Biedrins.
If such a deal featured Murphy going to Cleveland for Jamison, it’s believed that the Cavaliers would then buy out Murphy before next Tuesday’s deadline to keep the veteran power forward eligible to appear in the playoffs with another team.
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