The trade deadline came to a close in epic fashion Thursday afternoon. The Cavs basically traded everyone but Lebron James while the Bulls failed to do anything really sexy.

Isaiah Thomas was shipped to the Lakers with Channing Frye. The Lakers also get the Cavaliers' protected first-round pick in 2018. In return the Cavs will get guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr.  At first glance this seems like a head scratcher, but then you realize this move was made in an attempt to clear cap space so the Lakers can go after Lebron in the off-season. This was just the beginning for the Cavs.

The Cavs also added Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three team trade with the Jazz and Kings. Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose will now have a new home in Utah while Dwayne Wade now finds himself back in Miami. The Cavs now have a completely different team as they make their push for the playoffs and more. The Bulls on the other hand basically look the same.

The first of two trades sent Jameer Nelson to the Pistons for Willie Reed and the right to exchange second-round picks in 2022. The second trade sent Noah Vonleh from the Blazers and cash to the Bulls for the rights to Milovan Rakovic. Neither one of these deals will help them this year nor get the Bulls back to the level shown below.

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