Analyzing The Cleveland Cavaliers Trades

With the NBA trade deadline approaching, Trades are flying everywhere and the Cleveland Cavaliers are right in the middle of it.

It all started with Isiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first round pick being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson.

While this was breaking news throughout the league, it was only the beginning for the Cavs. Next came the Cavs acquiring Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and George Hill from the Kings in exchange for Joe Johnson and Iman Shumpert (to the Kings) and Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to the Jazz.

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Lastly, the Cavs also traded Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat, where he wanted to end his career, in exchange for a heavily protected second-round draft pick.

This is literally a complete team make over for the Cavs as the only starters who will remain on this team is LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

They cleared out a lot of their team to get a wealth of youth in return, and rightfully so. While this Cavaliers team was very talented on paper, they have struggled putting it together thus far on the court.

This also clears a lot of cap space for the Los Angeles Lakers, who James has been rumored to go to in free agency once his contract expires following this season.

Regardless, this trade deadline is one of the craziest in recent memory, mostly because of all the action taken by the Cavs to basically restore their entire team.

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