Thomas, 29, said he didn't want to be traded after Wednesday night's home victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since he was drafted in 2011, Thomas has now been dealt four times: From Sacramento to Phoenix in July, 2014, from Phoenix to Boston in February, 2015, from Boston to Cleveland and from Cleveland to the Lakers.
"I'm tired of being traded. That's not a good thing," Thomas said Wednesday. "But I just want to be where I'm wanted. I like it here. It hasn't been as planned, but I definitely want to be here. We definitely have a real chance to win an NBA championship and I want to be a part of that."
According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers intend to keep both Thomas and Frye.
Frye said goodbye to Cavs fans in an Instagram video not long after the trade.
"Just want to say thank you to all the Cavs fans, Cleveland, everybody," Frye said. "Business is business. Hey, I'm off to the Lakers. It happens, I'm excited. Nice, great young team. And word to everybody, don't go 0 for 6 or they're going to trade you're (expletive)."
Frye, 34, hit 2-of-9 shots and went 0-for-6 from long range in Wednesday's victory. He had been the subject of trade rumors, mentioned in a possible deal for Hill.
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