Tyreke Evans

Big moves for Cavs, Lakers, minor ones elsewhere at deadline

From Isaiah Thomas to Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers loaded up on big names last summer.

None will be there if the Cavaliers get back to the NBA Finals.

In what felt like an unprecedented do-over for a contending team, the Cavaliers simply changed the pieces that weren't fitting for new ones on Thursday at the trade deadline.

Fans who usually marvel at LeBron James were instead praising his general manager, as Koby Altman used a series of swaps to strengthen a sputtering team and leave open the possibility for more moves.

"They got better. They made the moves they wanted to make and I'm sure they're going to make it work over...

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