It didn’t take long for us to get the first Woj bomb on the NBA trade deadline. The Cleveland Cavaliers are sending Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and their first round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Cleveland is sending Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers for Clarkson and Nance, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
Clarkson was having a decent season for the Lakers, coming off the bench backing up Lonzo Ball. This season Clarkson was averaging 14.5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. As for Nance, he is having the best season of his career as he is averaging 8.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. Nance, has also made headlines for posterizing Kevin Durant twice in one game. These two should help the Cavs, not only for this season but for the future.
In just 15 games this season, Isaiah Thomas is averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists per game for the third place Cavs. Channing Frye is averaging 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. The Lakers are intending to keep both of these players. This deal helps the Lakers, because both contracts come off of the books this year. Thomas should help the young Lakers core improve their shooting.
This trade came one day right after Thomas said in a post game interview that he was tired of being traded.
Narrator: He was traded. https://t.co/THDuceElxM— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) February 8, 2018