Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

The Perfect Trade For the Cleveland Cavaliers And San Antonio Spurs

The Perfect Trade For the Cleveland Cavaliers And San Antonio Spurs

With the trade deadline for the 2018 National Basketball Association season looming on Thursday, teams across the league scrambled to seal a flurry of deals in hopes of maximizing their chances for future success.

The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. Instead he wants to be the villain seen in a Lakers, Rockets, or Warriors uniform. Would you agree with this sentiment?

He ranked as the fourth-most efficient players * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/transition/?Season=2016-17&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PerMode=Totals&sort=PPP&dir=1&CF=Poss*GE*65" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *(1.40 points per possession) among those with as many opportunities when running a transition offense last season. Not to mention, Cleveland would also throw in a first-round pick. "And me worrying about it isn't going to change anything or make a difference". When they have Aldridge and Leonard on the court, the Spurs are struggling to move the ball because both of them need isolation plays to score.

"That's not a good thing, but, I just want to be where I'm wanted". He was an NBA All-Star in 2016 and '17.

In the span of roughly an hour, the Cavaliers' swapped out six players with an average age of 30.3 years old for four players with an average age of 26.5 years old.

The Lakers have always been connected to LeBron James.

Los Angeles has the 11th-best record in the competitive Western Conference, and the addition of Thomas does little to improve their chances. By dealing Clarkson's contract, the Lakers have freed up an estimated $49.6 million in cap space, which could help the front office land free agents.

"I'm exhausted of being traded", Thomas told Cleveland.com. "The easiest way to have done this could have been making Charlotte a third team in the trade but the draft picks situation is always tough to negotiate".

In the wake of the blockbuster trade by the Lakers, a number of the team's current players on the squad reacted to seeing two of their teammates being sent elsewhere with posts on social media.

- PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) February 8, 2018When Isaiah Thomas publicly criticized the coaches i knew it was a wrap. Be sure to join the discussion with us either on Twitter or Facebook or in the comments down below.

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