We knew it was coming, and we finally have our first blockbuster trade of NBA deadline day.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers are both involved in a massive trade that will see two of the Lakers’ young core headed Cleveland’s way.
Lakers sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cavaliers, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
That’s right, both Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. will be joining LeBron James in Cleveland.
Who are the Cavs giving up in return? None other than Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and their 2018 first-rounder.
I'm hearing it's Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and the Cavs first to Lakers for Clarkson and Nance.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 8, 2018
Understandably, some Lakers players are already pretty annoyed by the deal, as both Clarkson and Nance were major parts of the Lakers bench squad.
This move is sure to delight Cavs’ fans, as Isaiah Thomas has been extremely disappointing for his new team this season, and getting him shipped off for two young talents is a steal.