Cavs made a trade or three
When the Cleveland Cavaliers began their NBA trade deadline day with a stunning deal sending Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, the reaction from around the league wasn’t exactly positive.
Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers
Channing Frye to the Lakers
Jae Crowder to Utah
Derrick Rose to Utah
Iman Shumpert to Sacramento
Their own 2018 first-round pick to the Lakers
Dwyane Wade to Miami
2020 second-round pick to Sacramento
Larry Nance Jr. from the Lakers
Jordan Clarkson from the Lakers
George Hill from Sacramento
Rodney Hood from Utah
Protected second-round pick from Miami
The Cavaliers desperately need to change the tenor around the franchise. They did so Thursday, and in dramatic fashion. Four players in, and six players and a first round draft pic out. They’ll have two months to prepare for what they will be another long play off run, and possibly a fourth straight NBA finals appearance. Maybe it will be enough to convince James to remain in Cleveland for at least another year .