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Report: Suns agree to send Shaq to Cavs

Yahoo! Sports [1] reported the Cleveland Cavaliers [2] have reached an agreement in principle to acquire Shaquille O’Neal [3] from the Phoenix Suns [4] in exchange for Ben Wallace [5], Sasha Pavlovic [6], the 46th pick in Thursday’s draft, and cash. According to ESPN [7], 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 [8] 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 [9].