Michael Wilbon, Washington Post: When Antawn Jamison drove away from Verizon Center in his Bentley he was leaving basketball purgatory in his rearview mirror. The Wizards, for the foreseeable future, are the minor leagues of pro basketball, right there with the Nets, Clippers, Warriors and Timberwolves
Terry Pluto, Plain Dealer: This is a great trade. How many different ways can I say that, after the Cavs deal for Washington’s Antawn Jamison?
John Bena, Fear the Sword: Antawn Jamison has been a target of Danny Ferry for a long time. He provides the Cavaliers that 'stretch-4' that most experts think they need to win a NBA Championship.
Matt Moore, Fanhouse: After four seasons of toying with package deals of mediocre support, the Cavs pulled the trigger on acquiring a legitimate top-flight player to pair with the King.
Brendan Bowers, Stepien Rules:Danny Ferry's a crook, and if I'm ever in the same room as him I'm leaving my wallet in the car.
Lake Erie Soldiers: My question is now to Mike Brown: How are you going to give all these guys their minutes and keep them all happy and productive?
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Finally, a portion of "The Giving Z" from John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog:
Once there was a Z….
And he was drafted by a crappy team.
And every day the team would come
and he would score them baskets in the post
and find his teammates with sharp passes
and they would run the offense through him
and ask him to win games
and even after his feet were hurt
he came back
and he made the All-Star game.
And the team loved the Z