In exchange, they shipped testy point guard Isaiah Thomas, locker-room deacon Channing Frye and the Cavs' 2018 first-round pick out west. The Celtics are coming off a win over Washington on Thursday night. They've come to a team that's gone to three consecutive Finals, anchored by one of the greatest to ever play who's gunning for an eighth straight Finals berth.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) trade deadline has ended, but people are still talking about what transpired. Frye struggled mightily with spot-up shooters, allowing a robust 64 percent effective field goal percentage against, essentially turning an opposing shooter into a better version of the Golden State Warriors (58 eFG%).
Hill: At $20 million this season and $19 million in 2018-19, he's easily the most questionable addition.
But the Cavs kept the Nets pick and they improved the roster.
DPRK, S. Korea vow to keep momentum of inter-Korean rapprochement: KCNA
But North Korea's record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. Pence had arrived in South Korea for the opening of the Olympics with a clear intention to isolate North Korea.
Fans who usually marvel at LeBron James were instead praising his general manager, as Koby Altman used a series of swaps to strengthen a sputtering team and leave open the possibility for more moves.
At 31-22 and now the No. 3 seed in the East, the Cavs have been on a downward spiral.
They simply needed to address their consistently horrendous defense, their tendency to put forth a lackluster effort, and an aging roster that was starving to find camaraderie. But only one certain Hall of Famer is headed out of The Land, and that's recently arrived Dwyane Wade whose so-so tenure in Cleveland reminded seasoned National Basketball Association fans of when the 76ers got Chris Webber to help Allen Iverson - but Webber's legs were gone.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas didn't receive the best news today.
Thursday, bloody Thursday also addressed what apparently was a toxic team chemistry problem that perhaps explains why it appeared that the Cavs didn't like each other.
Boston has been looking more and more like a championship contender with every passing week, despite the absence of injured star forward Gordon Hayward. The relationship between LeBron and the Cavs' front office could be past the point of fix as the Cavs continue to struggle and look less likely each day to return to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year.