The Los Angeles Lakers’ reshuffling of their roster continued Thursday, as they reportedly sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news, and Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer noted Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and Cleveland’s first-round pick was the return package for the Lakers.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported Los Angeles plans on keeping Thomas and Frye in the immediate aftermath of the trade.
So to recap: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas who they have now flipped for Jordan Clarkson so essentially they traded Kyrie Irving for Jordan Clarkson. BAHAHAHA.
For the Los Angeles Lakers, they acquired veteran bench support with expiring contracts and most importantly, they needed a first-round draft pick and with the way the Cavaliers are playing, that draft pick will be in the top 5. Isaiah Thomas Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are going to fly off the shelf.
The Cavs, however, BLEW IT. Isaiah Thomas is so bad at basketball right now that the Lakers needed a first-round pick attached to take on that bum who will probably be Lonzo Ball’s back up. How many consecutive years will Cleveland trade away first round picks before they realize that there is a future outside of LeBron James and it doesn’t consist of Tristan Thompson scoring 6 points a night.
Oh, also, this is what Isaiah Thomas had to say about 12 hours ago in regards to being traded at the deadline:
“I’m tired of being traded,” he said Wednesday, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. “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. We definitely have a real chance to win an NBA championship and I want to be a part of that.”
Laugh out loud.
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