Cleveland Cavaliers: 6 ways the trade deadline deals impact the team

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 28: Rodney Hood
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 28: Rodney Hood /
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CLEVELAND, OH – JANUARY 2: Isaiah Thomas
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Six ways the Cleveland Cavaliers trade deadline deals affect the organization moving forward, with or without LeBron James.

The Cleveland Cavaliers window to win the NBA title shrinks every day LeBron James gets closer to free agency, and with that date now six months away, the pressure was on the organization to make some major moves in an effort to win their second Larry O’Brien trophy in three years.

Cleveland didn’t disappoint, first trading Channing Frye, Isaiah Thomas and their own 2018 first-round pick to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance.

Then, the Cavs shocked the Twitterverse again when Woj announced a three-way deal that saw the Cavs ship Iman Shumpert to Sacramento and Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to Jazz in exchange for Rodney Hood and George Hill.

Dwyane Wade was also traded back to the Heat for a protected second-round pick, according to

Here’s how the trade deadline day deals affect the Cavaliers.