Cavs trade Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye to Lakers for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., per report

February 8, 2018

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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