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"This trade is also 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", Altman said in a statement.

The massive makeover is meant to help the Cavs make another title run in 2018 with James, who can opt out of his $35.6 million contract this summer and become a free agent.

A day after the Cavaliers overhauled their roster with a tornado of trades that ripped through the NBA, James didn't dwell on what's lost, who's no longer around or how much time Cleveland has left to salvage its season.

In Jordan and Nance, whose father played for Cleveland, the Cavs are adding a pair of young players with upside.

Koby Altman said blowing up the Cavaliers provided "wind in our sails" to the franchise and the players who were left.That may be true, we'll see how these last 29 games ago and then the playoffs. "This trade really puts some wind in our sails".

Just like last season, when the Celtics sailed through the 82-game slate atop the Eastern Conference standings while the Cavs seemingly stumbled along only to come into TD Garden late in the season and dominate Boston, Sunday was a clinic run by the Cavs.

After James hit a buzzer-beating jumper to beat Minnesota in overtime on Wednesday night, Thomas stood at his locker and wondered if he would be on the move again.

"I was honored that it was my first start", Osman said. "That's not a good thing. It kind of reminds me when I got to Boston". I like it here. "I don't want to get fined". Nance will play meaningful minutes at both forward and center as Kevin Love is sidelined with a broken hand for the next eight weeks.

JR Smith continued his strong play of late and rewarded Tyronn Lue's faith in him, keeping him in the starting lineup, by going 6-for-7 from the field - including a turn-back-the-clock drive and dunk on Baynes in the first quarter.

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Without a true point guard, the Thunder's offense sputtered and didn't score in the second quarter until the 7:38 mark. When the day was over, a win by their largest margin this season showed they have more to sell than cap space.

The Cavs entered the deadline as the league's oldest team. As soon as he became GM, Kyrie announced he wanted out of Cleveland, leaving Altman tasked with moving Cleveland's second-most important piece.

If you are a fan of the Pistons, you have certainly heard it before.

While Thomas struggled on the floor, he didn't help himself with some peculiar off-the-court comments.

No Irving is focused on the present and a Boston team that has just won its 40th game of the season.

James had been increasingly upset about the Cavs' roster inadequacies in his quest to bring a second championship to Cleveland and the chances seemed greater in recent days that James would opt out of his contract in July and sign elsewhere.

More moves: In another three-team deal, the Nuggets, looking to improve at point guard, sent point guard Emmanuel Mudiay to the Knicks and got point guard Devin Harris from Dallas.

"If he makes like this, he's OK", Lue joked after the game.

Andre Iguodala has always done an effective job of guarding LeBron James.

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