NBA: Cavaliers overhaul roster at end of trade deadline

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Cleveland Cavaliers made sweeping changes to their roster at end of the trade deadline, moving on from six players on Friday morning Philippine time.

In what turned out to be an eventful trade deadline, the Cavs opened up with a trade that sent Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a protected first round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr.

According to Cavaliers GM Koby Altman, the addition of Clarkson and Nance gives them an injection of energy.

"Jordan and Larry add athleticism, energy, and length to both ends of the court for us," Altman said. "This trade is a reflection of our continuing commitment to invest in our roster in ways that help us evolve and compete at the highest level now and into the future."

That was followed soon with news that they would send out forward Jae Crowder and former MVP Derrick Rose to the Utah Jazz and Iman Shumpert and a protected second round pick to the Sacramento Kings.

In return, Cleveland gets guards Rodney Hood and George Hill from Utah and Sacramento, respectively.

The Cavs also sent Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat in exchange for a heavily protected second-round pick.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are third in the Eastern Conference with a 31-22 win-loss slate, and are 5-5 in their last ten games.