THE CAVALIERS JUST TRADED ISAIAH THOMAS, D-WADE & DERRICK ROSE IN ROSTER OVERHAUL

February 11, 2018

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers were not content with staying pat at the NBA trade deadline Thursday. In fact, they weren't content with making just one trade, either.

Not long after the Cavaliers traded Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, they continued to overhaul their roster with trades which shipped out some other big names: Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose.

Wade was traded to the Miami Heat, where he and Cleveland star LeBron James won two NBA titles together, for a protected 2020 second-round pick. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers worked out the deal to let Wade return to the place where he started his career.

But the pick the Cavaliers received was sent to the Kings in a three-team trade that also included Utah, Wojnarowski reported. Cleveland acquired guard George Hill from Sacramento and guard Rodney Hood from Utah.

With the trade deadline passing at 3 p.m. Thursday, Cleveland's roster looks almost nothing like it did when the day began. Deals moved so quickly that one player who's staying on the Cavaliers asked a reporter for help sorting out who his new teammates were:

 

Before the trades, here was the Cavaliers' full roster, with the since-traded players italicized:

Jose Calderon 
Jae Crowder
Channing Frye
Jeff Green 
John Holland 
LeBron James 
Kyle Korver 
Kevin Love 
Cedi Osman 
London Perrantes 
Derrick Rose
Iman Shumpert
JR Smith 
Isaiah Thomas
Tristan Thompson 
Dwyane Wade
Ante Zizic

And after the trades (new players in bold):

Jose Calderon 
Jordan Clarkson
Jeff Green 
George Hill
John Holland 
Rodney Hood
LeBron James 
Kyle Korver 
Kevin Love 
Larry Nance
Cedi Osman 
London Perrantes 
JR Smith 
Tristan Thompson 
Ante Zizic

Wade and Frye were two of the oldest players on the team, while three of the team's four acquisitions are in their mid-20s.

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