Isaiah Thomas Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers

Reports Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

The NBA's trade deadline is a 3 p.m. eastern Thursday. This is important to note, as it now means Cleveland can't trade the 2018 Brooklyn Nets first round pick they acquired from the Celtics in the Thomas trade, without acquiring an additional 2018 first round pick.

This is what the rotation now looks like for the Cavaliers after a wild afternoon, not including players on a two-way contract. The Cavaliers won 131-127.

Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Los Angeles Lakers in an unexpected trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell ESPN. He was shipped from Phoenix to Boston in 2015, before landing in Cleveland in August. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Thomas was beloved in Boston and the feelings were mutual.

"One second in the game, it's a tough play - and he made a hell of a shot", Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said.

That said, if Zo does, indeed, remain sidelined until after the All-Star break, Thomas can give the Lakers an extra cushion as a scorer and playmaker.

In the first big move of deadline day, the Lakers traded Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cavs for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and Cleveland's own 2018 first-round pick.

Carter Henderson, who is UW's associate athletic director for communications and marketing, said Thomas confirmed with the school that he will be at the February 17 game for the ceremony.

He attended Curtis Senior High in University Place, Wash., before transferring to South Kent High in CT to focus on academics.

Guard Jordan Clarkson (6) and forward Larry Nance Jr.




Meanwhile, Thomas is in the last year of a four-year contract.

He also ranks Top 10 in effective field goal percentage * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/ball-handler/#!?Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PerMode=Totals&sort=aFG&dir=1&CF=Poss*GE*173" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *(52.1 percent) as the ballhandler in a pick-and-roll offense among players who have had as many opportunities. Some thought this might turn around when Thomas returned from rehabbing a hip injury, instead things have only gotten worse for Cleveland.

Thomas averaged 11.5 ppg and 4.1 apg and was named to the NBA All-Rookie second team. He has been above average when scoring off screens and on handoffs in the past as well. But if that money does wind up in LeBron's hands after the 2017-18 campaign, Thursday's trade could look like the Cavs enabling the King's westward expansion.

Over his four-year National Basketball Association career, Clarkson, 25, has averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 273 games.

All season they've been looking to create cap space for both this summer and next by making some trades, and they finally pulled it off. Thornton ended up playing just nine games for the Suns.

Channing Frye: Frye is a super veteran role player who fit a specific need for the Cavs, especially after Kevin Love got hurt. They've defended poorly and had troubles incorporating several new players after a summer of change.

While a pairing of Ball and Thomas could be fun offensively, it is unlikely the two will start together.

In passing Ilgauskas, James is now Cleveland's leader in points, rebounds and assists.

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