Thursday , Feb , 19 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs Offering Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic for Shaquille O’Neal

The Phoenix Suns are discussing a potential trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers which would pair Shaquille O’Neal with LeBron James for a run at the NBA title, two NBA executives familiar with the talks said Thursday morning.

In return, the Cavaliers would send Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to the Suns.

No deal is imminent, but sources say the two teams have been talking about the potential trade for two days now. A Cavs official didn’t deny the talks but said the team was leaning against making a move.

Cleveland is also considering a deal with Milwaukee for Richard Jefferson which would send back the expiring contract of Wally Szczerbiak, a league executive said.;_ylt=AtzrHw8glLdCAxXYUd.4pHW8vLYF?slug=ys-tradebuzz021909&prov=yhoo&type=lgns