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Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers [report]

Deadline day has officially begun.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and their first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, according to (who else) Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

According to Brian Windhorst, the Cavs motive with this move is to entice LeBron James to sign with them this offseason when he becomes a free agent. Ironically, it also opens up a ton of cap space for the Lakers, one of James’ reported suitors, as both Thomas and Frye are on expiring contracts.

The trade ends the Isaiah Thomas experiment with the Cavs after just 15 games, and comes a day after Thomas said he did not want to be traded.


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