The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and their own protected 2018 first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This was well needed for a Cavs team that’s been withering by day, and a huge one give.
The real surprise here is that Cleveland was willing to part with Isaiah Thomas, who came to the Cavs over the summer in a blockbuster trade with the Celtics for Kyrie Irving. Thomas has struggled mightily since his return from a major hip injury in January, and ultimately the Cavs decided they couldn’t risk waiting for him to return to full health.
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