Cleveland Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye to Los Angeles Lakers at NBA trade deadline

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made a blockbuster deal.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and their protected 2018 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

Acquired by the Cavs as a part of the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics last summer, Thomas' career in Cleveland lasted a mere 15 games. After recovering from a hip injury that kept him sidelined through the first three months of the season, the 2-time All-Star made his Cavs debut in January and proceeded to shoot a career-worst .361 from the field while averaging 14.7 points in 27.1 minutes per game.

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In addition to his struggles on the court, Thomas was a lightning rod off of it, publicly questioning his Cleveland teammates and coaches. At a now-infamous team meeting last month, the 5-foot-9 guard reportedly led the charge against Kevin Love, questioning the legitimacy of the illness which caused the All-Star forward to miss most of the team's blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In acquiring Nance -- the son of former Cavs forward Larry Nance -- and Clarkson, Cleveland adds youth to what was the oldest roster in the NBA. After trading their first-round pick as a part of the deal, the Cavs are now prohibited from dealing the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick, which they also acquired in the Irving trade.