Sources: Cavs send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers in deal for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance

Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas will be a free agent this summer. (AP)
Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas will be a free agent this summer. (AP)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded guard Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a deal for guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Cleveland is also sending its 2018 first-round pick and Channing Frye to the Lakers, league sources said.

The Cavs acquired Thomas in August 2017 as part of a blockbuster deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

Thomas, 29, returned from a hip injury on Jan. 2 to average 14.7 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game for the Cavs. He is shooting 36.1 percent from the floor and 25.3 percent from 3-point range this season.

Thomas, a two-time All-Star who was an All-NBA player last season, will be a free agent this summer.

Clarkson, 27, is a dependable bench scorer who averaged 14.5 points, 3.3 assists and three rebounds in 52 games for the Lakers. He has two years and $25.9 million left on a four-year, $50 million deal he signed in 2016.

Nance, 25, is a high-energy forward who averaged 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 42 games this season. He is in his third NBA season and is owed $2.2 million in 2018-19.

Frye, 34, is in his 13th NBA season and was playing 12.4 minutes a game as a stretch big man for the Cavs.

Cleveland is 31-22 and third in the East after going 5-5 in its last 10 games. The Cavs won a dazzling 140-138 overtime thriller over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, with LeBron James hitting the game-winning shot.

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