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    After losing out on Ray Allen and Michael Redd, the Cleveland Cavaliers have finally landed their shooting guard.

    NBADraft.net is reporting that Washington Wizards guard Larry Hughes is headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a deal that averages $12 million a year.

    However, while the articles notes that the deal runs through 2012, under new CBA rules players can only receive a five-year deal if they are signing with a new team so the deal can only run through 2010.


LeBron's got his running buddy finally. Hopefully, the Cavs can hang on to Big Z (I doubt it though). $12M, though? Well, I'm not surprised.

EDIT:

Timeout. The deal may not be done yet (if at all):

    Originally posted by Akron Beacon Journal
    While NBADraft.net is reporting that Wizards forward Larry Hughes' move to the Cleveland Cavaliers is all but done, Akron Beacon Journal writer Brian Windhorst has a different view.

    While Windhorst confirms that Hughes and the Cavaliers are talking, it appears that any deal is far from done.

    Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry and coach Mike Brown did not come to the Vegas Summer League for the team's first game Thursday so they could remain in Cleveland to continue talks


EDIT #2:

Looks like it's going to happen:
    Originally posted by Akron Beacon Journal
    According to league insiders, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached a verbal contract with Washington Wizards free-agent shooting guard Larry Hughes. The deal is said to be five-years and start at around $12 million.


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Jeez, finally.

I wouldn't count out Z, they've made him a priority and they do have gobs of money to spend.



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What was the last story nbadraft.net broke?



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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    What was the last story nbadraft.net broke?


Just for fun, this was thir mock draft for this year as of about December or so. The pick where they were actually taken in parenthesis

1. Orlando M. Andriuskevicius 7-3 240 C (Lith) (44th)
2. Chicago Chris Taft 6-10 260 PF Pittsburgh So (42nd)
3. Washington Johan Petro 7-0 260 C (France) 1986 (25th)
4. Charlotte Chris Paul 5-11 175 PG Wake Forest So. (4th YAY)
5. LA Clippers N. Aleksandrov 6-10 210 SF (Serbia) 1987 (undrafted)
6. Atlanta
Tiago Splitter 6-11 236 PF (Brazil) 1985 (withdrew)
7. Phoenix Raymond Felton 6-0 194 PG UNC Jr. (5th)
8. Toronto Louis Williams 6-2 175 SG/PG GA HSSr (45th)
9. Philadelphia Andrea Bargnani 6-10 225 PF (Italy) 1985 (did not apply)
10. Cleveland John Gilchrist 6-2 201 PG Maryland Jr. (undrafted)

And also, near and dear to my heart was the mock draft prediction about a week or so before the 2003 draft (dated 6/18/03) on an archives.com lookup

MOCK DRAFT 2003
5. Miami Maciej Lampe 7-0 240 PF (Poland)



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