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Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Luol Deng: The Twitter Experience

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The Cavs traded for an actual NBA small forward. Seriously. Someone that is good!

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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Well Folks, Bynumwatch is over. The Cavs acquired actual NBA small forward Luol Deng who is an actual NBA small forward.

At 1AM on a slow Tuesday morning, there was smoke:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Cleveland Cavs have traded for Luol Deng, sources tell <a href="http://t.co/b8H6X2SelB">http://t.co/b8H6X2SelB</a></p>&mdash; Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/statuses/420432183472308224">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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and suddenly fire:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/LuolDeng9">@LuolDeng9</a> to the Cleveland Cavaliers!</p>&mdash; Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) <a href="https://twitter.com/cavsdan/statuses/420433180219674624">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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SERIOUSLY. NO MORE ALONZO GEE MAYBE. THAT'S A REAL THING.

Basketball people liked Chris Grant a little bit

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Very impressed with Chris Grant right now, for a guy who let&#39;s just say I don&#39;t have a lot of confidence in.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/statuses/420439044745461760">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In case you might not like this trade for this year&#39;s version of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jarrett Jack has been getting SF minutes this year</p>&mdash; Carter Rodriguez (@Carter_Shade) <a href="https://twitter.com/Carter_Shade/statuses/420448240874434560">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Luol Deng is a pretty great defender. I feel weird about the Cavs having a good defender. Deng, Tristan, Andy should be fun.</p>&mdash; Ryan Mourton (@Ryan_Mourton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton/statuses/420447559774007298">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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(yay! go me!)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Additional bonus: The Cavs can now hide Kyrie defensively even further.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/statuses/420446432617697281">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wait, the Cavs gave up less for Luol Deng than the Knicks gave up for Andrea Bargnani, didn&#39;t they?</p>&mdash; Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConradKazNBA/statuses/420447003802624000">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How he didn&#39;t have to include Dellavedova and the rights to Austin Carr&#39;s mid-sentence thought process blows my mind. What a steal</p>&mdash; Ben Jackson (@RCFBenJackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/RCFBenJackson/statuses/420445309110480896">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Deng finishes his Bulls&#39; career as the 4th-leading scorer in franchise history behind Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Bob Love.</p>&mdash; K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) <a href="https://twitter.com/KCJHoop/statuses/420445611393970176">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cavs make the most out of trading unmotivated center Andrew Bynum by acquiring All-Star forward Luol Deng from Bulls. <a href="http://t.co/rWMWMBaMl1">http://t.co/rWMWMBaMl1</a></p>&mdash; Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/statuses/420445047306219522">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>so funny how Bulls announced trade for "the contract of Andrew Bynum." The modern NBA. <a href="http://t.co/MJ6xYGYu7Q">http://t.co/MJ6xYGYu7Q</a></p>&mdash; J.A. Adande (@jadande) <a href="https://twitter.com/jadande/statuses/420443135773114368">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Story behind that last tweet - everyone knew Deng was fleeing Bulls this summer cuz of what team docs did to him. <a href="http://t.co/s3QTcLgQoE">http://t.co/s3QTcLgQoE</a></p>&mdash; Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) <a href="https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/statuses/420442635262648320">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chris Grant is good at trading, at least.</p>&mdash; Chris Towers (@CTowersCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/CTowersCBS/statuses/420441597168603136">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Luol Deng could be just what the doctor ordered in Cleveland. Smart, defensive-minded glue guy used to winning. Be big in locker room.</p>&mdash; Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisMannixSI/statuses/420438166047182848">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Give Chris Grant credit, the guy is a wizard when it comes to trades. Now if he could only get that draft thing down</p>&mdash; Will Burge (@WillBurge) <a href="https://twitter.com/WillBurge/statuses/420439986148630529">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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and then we had a party. Deng is a whole hell of a lot better fit for the Cavs than some of the other players they were looking at, so this should be a lot of fun.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Time to throw a party! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/cavsdan">@cavsdan</a>: Welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/LuolDeng9">@LuolDeng9</a> to the Cleveland Cavaliers!</p>&mdash; brisa. (@weathersoBREEZY) <a href="https://twitter.com/weathersoBREEZY/statuses/420434988090134528">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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parrrttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Cleveland Clinic just threw a party with the announcement of Luol Deng coming to the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a>.</p>&mdash; Jon Cupo (@joncupo) <a href="https://twitter.com/joncupo/statuses/420449353103179776">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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still a partyyyyyyy

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