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Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers in blockbuster

Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers in blockbuster

In return, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that, among other pieces, the Lakers will receive Isaiah Thomas.

The draft pick being traded is not the one previously acquired from the Brooklyn Nets.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news. Cleveland's defensive rating when he is on the floor is 118.6 and improves to 108.2 when he is off it, per NBA.com. Worse is that the Cavaliers are just 6-8 with him in the lineup, a record that would have been worse if not for LeBron James' game-winning heroics in Wednesday's victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. He's shooting just 36 percent from the field, and has taken plenty of criticism for his poor defense. For the Lakers, trading Clarkson and Nance Jr. opens space for two more max contracts in 2018 or 2019, according to Wojnarowski. The Lakers signed Clarkson to his four-year, $50 million deal back in July 2016.

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Thomas was traded less than 24 hours after saying he doesn't want to be traded again. Lonzo Ball has stepped into Russell's role as the Lakers' starting point guard, but Clarkson was a valuable sixth man who also provided a little bit of Lonzo insurance.

With Cleveland struggling mightily despite the addition of the highly regarded Isaiah Thomas, they've opted to deal Thomas to the Lakers and will bring in Clarkson to help out in the backcourt.


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