The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard/forward Omri Casspi and Sacramento’s first round pick (protected) in the 2012 NBA Draft from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward/center J.J. Hickson, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today.
The first round pick acquired from Sacramento is lottery-protected in 2012 (1-14). The pick is then protected in 2013 (1-13), 2014 (1-12) and 2015-2017 (1-10). If the pick is not conveyed by 2017, then Sacramento will convey its own 2017 second round draft pick to the Cavaliers protected (56-60).
If you recall, Hickson was the player the Cavs refused to part with for Amar'e prior to the trade deadline in 2010. If the Cavs had another star in Amar'e it's very doubtful LeBron would have left. So if you're keeping score: No LeBron and Amar'e, but the Cavs do now have Omri Casspi.JR 6/30/2011 04:36:00 PM Tweet