“I’m exhausted of being traded”, Thomas told Cleveland.com on Wednesday.
Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright (55) goes up for a basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade (9) and guard Isaiah Thomas (3) as Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Toronto.
Nance Jr., son of Cleveland Cavaliers legend Larry Nance, is averaging 8.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks in 22.0 minutes per game.
The deals finalize Cleveland’s trade of Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics this summer.
As ESPN’s Brian Windhorst points out, Cleveland can no longer use the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick in a trade. Both players are very young coming in at 25 years of age and will be under contract going into next year’s season. I’m not saying they can leapfrog three teams to make the playoffs, but the teams ahead of them are not in the best shape, which opens the door slightly for the Lakers to make a run when Lonzo Ball comes back.
Thomas might expect to step into a starting spot given the success he had a year ago with the Boston Celtics, but his game simply isn’t there right now.
In 2014, Thomas said he had strong interest in signing with Lakers when he was a free agent, Grantland reported at the time.
Thomas’ agent Aaron Goodwin told Cleveland.com that James’ was running the offense with Cleveland. The Cavs get Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance in return. Taking on that kind of money and ponying up a pick seems less likely, despite how well Carroll has played this season. He’s also shooting a solid 46 percent from the field.
Well 24 hours after saying that, IT has a new home once again. They would then waive and stretch Luol Deng’s contract over five years, which would create the remaining room necessary to get to two max slots, which is approximately $65.7 million. It wasn’t that long ago that he was averaging almost 29 points and six assists per game.
He was a first-round pick (27 overall) of the Lakers in 2015, and has mostly had a role off the bench.