The Los Angeles Lakers made arguably the most significant move of the trade deadline, swapping Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr. in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and Cleveland’s first round draft pick in 2018.
This trade was representative of the significantly diminished perception of Thomas, who just last season finished 5th in MVP voting, and was supposed to be LeBron James’ second in command during another Finals run. A problematic hip injury derailed those plans, limiting Thomas to just 15 ineffective games with the Cavs.
In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at the player that Isaiah Thomas is today, while harkening back to what he was less than a year ago to see what the Lakers will be getting if he regains his form.
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