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Although it seemed like it was going to be a relatively quiet trade deadline, this year didn’t disappoint. As the deadline loomed closer it seemed as if teams were too interested in making trades.

As Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Thursday(February 8th) morning, “Several teams tell ESPN that they’re already easing out of the trade market today to focus on filling needs with what is expected to be a strong post-deadline pool of free agents in the buyout market.”

However, the Cleveland Cavaliers felt pressed to make some moves to become more competitive in the chase for a title. The main factor behind this is trying to convince Lebron James, the best player in the world, to stay in Cleveland this summer as he enters free agency. As a result, the Cavs in turn made big moves and total transformed there roster. They traded away Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert, and Dwyane Wade. They brought in Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill. There were also some picks involved in the trades. The trades that the Cavs were involved in included four other teams: the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Sacramento Kings, and the Miami Heat.

After all was said and done, it did seem like the Cavs were able to upgrade their roster. They added three young talented guys who can play off of Lebron pretty well, and they added a big, long, veteran point guard that can help take some pressure off of Lebron.

I think we’re going to be energetic, and we’re just going to be fun again, and fun to watch, and fun to be around,” said Cavs GM Kobe Altman to ESPN.

At the end of the deadline on Thursday(February 8), 17 deals had been done in the week leading up to the deadline. Now the fun starts with the buyout market, which teams have about three weeks to sign players if they want them to be eligible to play in the playoffs.

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