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    Cavs Make Big Last-Minute Trade With Lakers

    Will King James appreciate his new court? Hours before the NBA’s trading deadline, Cleveland swapped point guard Isaiah Thomas and forward Channing Frye for two Lakers: Forward Larry Nance Jr. and guard Jordan Clarkson will join recent acquisitions George Hill and Rodney Hood in a drastically overhauled Cavs lineup hoping to stay competitive against rival Golden State. Meanwhile, Thomas will share backcourt duties with rookie Lonzo Ball for Los Angeles, which may now have salary cap room to go after LeBron James himself — leaving Cleveland with an empty throne.

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