Yahoo! Sports  reported the Cleveland Cavaliers  have reached an agreement in principle to acquire Shaquille O’Neal  from the Phoenix Suns  in exchange for Ben Wallace , Sasha Pavlovic , the 46th pick in Thursday’s draft, and cash. According to ESPN , the trade is awaiting final approval from the Cavs’ and Suns’ owners.
This move adds depth to the Cavaliers front court, which stands to lose Anderson Varejao to free agency this summer, and gives LeBron James  protection in the paint. O’Neal has a career average of 25.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 35 games against the Celtics .