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Isaiah Thomas' agent softens stance on role with Lakers

10 February 2018

"I wouldn't have made the move if I wasn't confident", Johnson said Thursday at the team's facility after acquiring Thomas, Channing Frye and a protected 2018 first-round pick from Cleveland. After being doubted by many, coming into the league with the 60th overall pick in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, Isaiah didn't find himself and was traded around a few teams. "We need somebody to come in there and lead our troops". FoS covers all things Cleveland for the FanSided brand.

Tuesday's trade brings the Jazz Jae Crowder, who had looked lost and dispirited in Cleveland this season, but should be put in better positions to succeed by Quin Snyder. The Isaiah Thomas experience was short lived. Why or why not?

The Cavaliers and Lebron James also said good-bye to Wade after sending the latter back to the Miami Heat in exchange for the 2024 second-round pick. Hart will still be on the roster, too, as will the player they draft this summer with the Cleveland pick and the player they draft with their own pick in 2019.

Frye, 34, hit 2-of-9 shots and went 0-for-6 from long range in Wednesday's victory. Clarkson can help Cleveland off the bench and Nance is the exactly the sort of rangy athlete who could become twice as valuable next to LeBron, so that's good. I look forward to getting them here. It's not a coincidence. Cleveland opted for a full-scale reboot (80% of the roster!) centered on extending Lebron's window and the Clippers shed a potential albatross and committed to the future.

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"Rodney Hood's been instrumental in kind of mentoring me throughout this entire season", Mitchell told NBC Sports Thursday afternoon, hours after the trade was announced.

Travis: [Jae] Crowder played better in a motion system similar to the Celtics so him leaving will actually benefit him instead of being primarily a spot-up shooter. He had been the subject of trade rumors, mentioned in a possible deal for Hill.

Couple that with the cap space they are sure to have, and everything is looking up for the Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't good yet. After a drama-filled Cavaliers locker room the past few weeks, it was increasingly becoming a certainty that James was going to leave Cleveland if something wasn't done. Lakers forward Julius Randle was the one riddled with trade rumors, but looks like LA chose to keep 23-year-old cager.

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"He didn't show me anything I haven't already seen before from him", James said.

"Just like it's been a tough year for everybody, we're all disappointed in our production on the floor", Altman said.

We would like to thank Ryan for taking the time to give us his thoughts on the blockbuster Isaiah Thomas trade.

It's hard to be honest when you're stuck with a bunch of pieces that don't work. "IT has had a difficult and very challenging basketball journey over the past year as he has worked extremely hard to make progress in his return to play".

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This category of deadline results could be applied to many teams who either made minor moves because they had no trade chips or because there was little there to move the needle.