The NBA trade deadline came and went. Every year, trade rumors circulate throughout the league. As fans, we sometimes anticipate blockbuster trades. But, those trades rarely happen. Today was no exception. However, there were numerous of trades. The Cleveland Cavaliers were active in today’s deadline. The Cavs traded six players in three deals. They started with a trade with the Lakers.
The Cavaliers traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a first-round pick in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.
Thomas missed the first three months of the season due to a hip injury. He made his Cavalier debut on January 2nd against the Portland Trailblazers. He played 15 games for the Cavaliers. The Cavs went 7-8 in games Thomas played. The Cavaliers acquired two young players from the Lakers. Both Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. are 25 years old.
The Cavs also traded Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat in exchange for a second-round pick. Dwyane Wade signed with the Cavaliers in September. He averaged 11.2 points per game off the Cavalier bench. Wade will return to Miami, where he started his career.
The Cavaliers’ final trade was a three-team deal. The Cavs acquired George Hill and Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz. Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose were traded to the Utah Jazz. Iman Shumpert was shipped to the Sacramento Kings.
The Cavaliers shook up their roster. Four of the six players traded were in their first season with the Cavs.
The Cavs are headed in a new direction. They gained three young players and a veteran point guard. They have had an up and down season, but that may soon change. Did the Cavs make the right moves? Only time will tell. If this NBA trade was worth the Cleveland Cavaliers time.