Fantasy hoops -- National Basketball Association trade reaction: Cavaliers wheeling and dealing


Thomas was acquired from the Celtics in August in the bigger deal for Kyrie Irving, who had said he wanted out of Cleveland.

This season, Clarkson is averaging 14.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 0.7 steals over 23.7 minutes in 53 games, which includes two starts. Thomas and Frye are unrestricted free agents after this season, giving the Lakers room to add two max salary players in free agency this summer - Cleveland's LeBron James could be on the receiving end of one of those max contracts, too.

Nance is going to Cleveland, where his father played from 1988-94, along with Jordan Clarkson in exchange for Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye.

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

The two primary targets for the Lakers this summer will be LeBron James and Paul George, both of whom are expected to hit the open market with expiring deals in Cleveland and Oklahoma City, respectively. But due to a hip injury, he had only been active for the last 15 games (in which the team went 7-8).

"I'm exhausted of being traded", Thomas said following the Cavs' win over Minnesota.

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Because of sending their own pick to the Lakers, the Cavaliers are now unable to deal the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected selection in 2018, which is close to being the No. 1 overall choice. The number one suitor for James has reportedly been the Lakers.

Reports are that the Lakers will not buyout either Thomas or Frye. Hopefully Clarkson and Nance Jr. make immediate and lasting impacts for this Cavaliers team and can provide LeBron the support he needs in order to win his fourth finals title in his career. He said he liked being in Cleveland and believes in the team. This is now the third time that he has been traded from a team because of chemistry issues.

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"Nance also figures to be a good fit as a backup center, supplying the lob threat Cleveland really hasn't had this year with Tristan Thompson no longer looking as spry". I like it here, it hasn't gone as planned, but I definitely want to be here.

The Cavs made a deal that would help James this season, but it might be the very thing that sends him running to Los Angeles. Rose was shooting 25.0 percent from three-point range and just 17.6 percent on catch-and-shoot threes for the Cavs.