Instead, Denver was able to deal the final years of Chandler and Arthur's contracts for the added price of a protected first-round pick in exchange for Whitehead, whom Wojnarowski reports will be waived. After he missed half the season following hip surgery that rendered him out during the 2017 C's playoff run, Thomas was later shipped to the Lakers at the Cavs' deadline purge. The move reunites him with head coach Mike Malone, Thomas' former coach with the Sacramento Kings. He was then dealt to the Lakers, where he averaged 15.6 points in 17 games.
He enjoyed a massive breakout the previous season with the Celtics, scoring 28.9 points per game and finishing fifth in MVP voting, helping Boston reach the Eastern Conference Finals. In 15 games with the Cavs last season, Thomas averaged 14.7 points and 4.5 assists per game, before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers at the National Basketball Association trade deadline.
Last summer, the Celtics dealt Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2020 second-rounder to the Cavaliers for guard Kyrie Irving.
Syrian army hoists national flag in Dara'a city
A Russian military delegation earlier held negotiations with the militants in Dera'a to persuade them to surrender their weapons. Latest estimates say some 2,000 militants are still holed up in Dara'a city, along with their families.
Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season
Chris is located about 245 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and about 470 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland. On the forecast track, the center of Chris will pass over or near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday afternoon or evening.
Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success
Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman (" Ozark "), Ed Harris (" Westworld ") and Matthew Rhys (" The Americans "). The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.
Massive fuel tank explosion rocks Cairo airport
Cairo International was the scene of a terrorist attack in 2015 when a passenger smuggled a bomb on to Metrojet Flight 9268 . A number of local tweets poured in with users claiming to have heard a loud explosion followed by the sounds of ambulances.