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Cavs, Knicks, Thunder Complete 3-Team Trade


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http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12125 ... ty-thunder

Waiters goes to OKC, JR Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cavs. Pretty good trade for all three sides thinking of it logically.

Cavs: Add shooting and defense. If they get the chemistry right, then they can be better.
Thunder: Waiters provides another scorer. Again, chemistry is key.
Knicks: Cap space. Nearly $30 million. Weren't winning anything this season (5-32 now), so it's about the future. Plenty of cap space and likely, a top 3 pick, maybe even the #1 overall pick.

Chemistry is the key for both the Cavs and Thunder. It could go really well or really bad.


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Cavs get more experienced guards in JR and Shumpert. Regardless of what they do offensively, these are guys who would be some solid defence and that appears to be the problem in Cleveland. Chemistry is key though.

OKC gets another scoring option in Waiters. I'm not sure what type of role he's going to carve out for himself, but it may appear as though OKC might be looking to deal Lamb or Roberson for more big-man depth.

NY gets rid of significant cap space, and officially start the rebuilding process. Seems like the right time for Melo to call it a season with that leg injury. Looking forward to seeing what Hardaway can be, and same with Early