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Reports: Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

558   //    08 Feb 2018, 23:23 IST
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to reports.

ESPN state that Thomas, Channing Frye and the Cavs' 2018 first-round draft pick have gone to the Lakers, in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

Thomas only moved to Cleveland in the offseason as a part of the blockbuster deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

The 29-year-old had spoken of his desire to remain in Cleveland, despite his outspoken comments over the Cavs' poor form supposedly leading to trouble with his coaches, team-mates and fans.

"I'm tired of being traded," Thomas told on Wednesday.

"That's not a good thing, but, I just want to be where I'm wanted. I like it here. It hasn't been as planned, but I definitely want to be here."

Cleveland have been looking for players who can help this season and beyond and Nance and Clarkson fit that mould. Clarkson is signed up to a four-year, $50million contract and will not be a free agent until after 2020. 

Nance is also signed up through 2020, but it is to a much more team-friendly deal. He makes $1.47m this season, $2.27m in 2018-19 and $3.36m in the 2019-20 season.

Thomas has appeared in only 15 games for the Cavs since joining from Boston, after being hindered by a hip injury.

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