Channing Frye heading to Lakers after trade with Cavaliers

Jonathan Hernandez
February 9, 2018

Thomas and Frye will be free agents after the season. He said he liked being in Cleveland and believes in the team.

Following weeks of speculation, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally make a move prior to the 3:00 p.m. trade deadline.

This is a move that was the first of three reported by Wojnarowski.

Moments after reportedly being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Channing Frye shared a final farewell with Cleveland Cavaliers fans - as only he can. But I just want to be where I'm wanted.

Despite the incredible financial incentive behind Thursday's trade, Pelinka called trading Nance and Clarkson "bittersweet".

Nance was born in Akron, Ohio. The third trade, to accommodate Wade's wishes to rejoin the team that drafted him, will send Wade back to Miami for a heavily protected future second-round pick.

"It's always tough", Coach Luke Walton said following the Lakers' morning shootaround Thursday. It takes time to get guys you traded for into town, suited up. They've ... really bought into what we do and elevated their games. He led the Celtics to the playoffs, where they played Atlanta in the first round. "We'll miss them and we're very thankful for what they've given us".

Thomas appeared in 15 games (14 starts) for Cleveland this season, averaging 14.7 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 27.1 minutes.

Hill is the most accurate three-point shooter in the league * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/traditional/?sort=FG3_PCT&dir=-1&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PerMode=Totals&CF=FG3A*GE*116" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *(45.3 percent) among those with as many attempts. The team has been hesitant to part with the first-round draft pick it acquired last summer in the Kyrie Irving trade, but Cleveland may have no choice in order to add a quality player capable of pushing the club back into title contention. But since returning from rehabilitation of a hip injury, Thomas has been inconsistent.

Together with Clarkson, the Cavaliers will also receive Larry Nance Jr., while veteran center Channing Frye will reportedly also head to the Lakers with Thomas. Thomas is now expected to form a partnership with rookie Lonzo Ball in the backcourt, despite the fact they both play at point guard. "He can give us some of that scoring punch that left with Jordan".

"He's a great player". I love the way Julius [Randle] is playing right now; this is the best I have seen him play. "Excited to get him in here". Chances are Thomas will not be long for the Lakers either.

Despite sacrificing two of their best players in this deal before the National Basketball Association trade deadline, the Lakers have bigger long-term plans.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is also a Lakers target that could now be viable with the additional salary cap space. 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.

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