The inconsistency since the beginning of the new season, and the likelihood of the Cleveland missing out in the playoffs, have resulted in them taking a major decision.
The former NBA Champions and likely finalist this season, even though they are presently third in the Eastern Conference standings, earlier today, announced the trade of Isaiah Thomas to Lakers, as they welcome Jordan Clarkson and Larry Lance from LA Lakers.
Also, Dwyane Wade made his way back to Miami Heat, after his ‘honeymoon’ with best mate, Lebron James.
As reported by NBA, Clarkson is under contract through 2019-20, and Nance’s deal runs through 2018-19. But Cleveland picks up luxury tax relief with this trade this season. Boston traded Thomas to the Cavaliers in August in the deal for Kyrie Irving, who had said he wanted out of Cleveland.
Thomas was rehabbing from a hip injury and ended up playing only 15 games for the Cavs. The two-time All-Star averaged 14.7 points, but Cleveland went 7-8 in those games. The trade makes the Cavaliers younger, as both players they are getting are 25 years old.
Clarkson averages 14.5 points per game on 45 percent shooting. He had been the Lakers’ sixth man, providing instant offense off the bench for much of the season.
Nance averages 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. His father was a two-time All-Star for the Cavaliers