The Cavaliers were not joking about their willingness to overhaul their roster. Shortly after trading Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a 2018 protected first-round pick to the Lakers for Larry Nance and Jordan Clarkson, the team pulled off yet another blockbuster.
Cleveland acquires Rodney Hood and George Hill in three-team deal, transforming its roster at the trade deadline.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
The team sent out Iman Shumpert, Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose in the deal that seems too good to be true for the Cavaliers.
After looking like a mismatched roster that made almost zero sense after the Clarkson/Nance deal, the Cavaliers found their new starting point guard and possibly a new starting shooting guard in Hill and Hood respectively while excising three of their most disappointing players in Rose, Thomas and Crowder over the course of the day.
Hill is owed $39 million over the next two seasons with only $1 million guaranteed on a third season worth $18 million. Hood enters restricted free agency this summer. The Cavaliers will have the right to match any offer he gets.