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Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

February 8 2018 6:52 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thomas, Channing Frye and the Cavs' top-three protected 2018 first-round draft pick have gone to the Lakers, in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

Lakers head coach Luke Walton said of Thomas: "He's a great player. He's still coming back from injury, so the more [time he has on court] the better [he'll get].

"JC and Larry  were a huge part of what we've been doing here ... they've elevated their games and been great team-mates taking different roles. We're going to miss them, but they're going to a good situation."

Thomas only moved to Cleveland in the offseason as a part of the blockbuster deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

The 29-year-old had spoken of his desire to remain in Cleveland, despite his outspoken comments over the Cavs' poor form supposedly leading to trouble with his coaches, team-mates and fans.

"I'm tired of being traded," Thomas told Cleveland.com on Wednesday.

"That's not a good thing, but, I just want to be where I'm wanted. I like it here. It hasn't been as planned, but I definitely want to be here."

Cleveland have been looking for players who can help this season and beyond and Nance and Clarkson fit that mould. Clarkson is signed up to a four-year, $50million contract and will not be a free agent until after 2020. 

Nance is also signed up through 2020, but it is to a much more team-friendly deal. He makes $1.47m this season, $2.27m in 2018-19 and $3.36m in the 2019-20 season.

Thomas has appeared in only 15 games for the Cavs since joining from Boston, after being hindered by a hip injury.

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