Cavaliers Send Isaiah Thomas And Channing Frye To Los Angeles Lakers

Cavaliers Send Isaiah Thomas And Channing Frye To Los Angeles Lakers

Former Wyoming star forward Larry Nance Jr. has been traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The Cavs will keep the other first-round pick in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston last summer for Thomas. It wasn't that long ago that he was averaging almost 29 points and six assists per game.

The massive makeover is meant to help the Cavs make another title run in 2018 with James, who can opt out of his contract this summer and become a free agent.

Following weeks of speculation, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally make a move prior to the 3:00 p.m. trade deadline.




The fine marked the second time the Lakers were publicly admonished for tampering, after Pelinka earned the Lakers a $500,000 fine in August for discussing the future of Paul George with George's agent, Aaron Mintz. "Nance's 59 dunks this season are more than any Cavaliers player has, save James, per Basketball-Reference.com". The Sacramento Kings dealt him to the Phoenix Suns in July 2014. Trade rumors swirled around the team, and something finally came from them, as the Lakers completed a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers sported a defensive rating of 100.4 with * a href="https://stats.nba.com/team/1610612747/lineups-advanced/?Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&GroupQuantity=2&CF=GROUP_NAME*E*clarkson:GROUP_NAME*E*nance" *those Nance Jr. and Clarkson on the floor at the same time.

But that progress, while significant, is only one piece of the Lakers' puzzle. He said he liked being in Cleveland and believes in the team. Maybe it's a move that makes LeBron James happy. Clarkson is the Lakers' third-best scorer (14.5 points) while Nance is their third best rebounder (6.8 rebounds). (7) will look to become contributors for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the season. "I want to have us be in the playoffs, and the only path to that is to add to the roster that we already have". League rules prohibited the Cavs from trading both first round picks. It would also be much less onerous to either trade or stretch Deng at that point, paralleling his former teammate Joakim Noah's situation in NY without as much urgency to finalize the separation now. Both Nance and Clarkson were vital pieces to this current team, and they could be in shambles for a while.

The Quicken Loans Arena crowd erupted and James was mobbed by teammates as the struggling Cavs, who have won just seven of their last 20 games, finally had something to celebrate after weeks of tension and turmoil in a season slowly slipping away.

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