The Cavaliers blew up their roster. How much better did they actually get?

The Cleveland Cavaliers were the biggest buyers on the trade market on Thursday, pulling off three separate deals to overhaul a roster that has fallen apart midway through the season. In the process, they performed one of the biggest single-day midseason facelifts in NBA history — all with the specter of LeBron James’ free agency on the horizon.

In case you’ve had your head down focused on something far less trivial than sports, here’s what you missed at the deadline:

Cleveland’s trades

Trade 1 — The Isaiah Thomas trade

Cavs get: Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr.
Lakers get: Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, Cavaliers own 2018 first-round pick

Trade 2 — The Follow-Up

Cavs get: Rodney Hood (via UTA), George Hill (via SAC)
Kings get: Joe Johnson (via UTA), Iman Shumpert (via CLE), 2020 second-round pick (via MIA)
Jazz get: Derrick Rose (via CLE), Jae Crowder (via CLE)

Trade 3 — Bye-Bye D-Wade

Cavs get: protected second-round pick
Heat get: Dwyane Wade

Out: Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, Dwyane Wade, own 2018 first-round pick, Miami’s 2020 second-round pick
In: Rodney Hood, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr.

Here’s a look at Cleveland’s reconstructed

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/2/8/16992050/cavaliers-trades-roster-nba-deadline-lebron-james-future

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