Since the beginning of this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were struggling. Kyrie left the team, an awkward Isaiah Thomas was clearly the misfit on the roster and to cap it all Dwayne Wade was isolating Lebron James in the worst possible way. This was something the Cavs definitely didn’t need on top of all the losses. But after the recent trade, the Cavs look more menacing than they did all season. The way they won against the Boston Celtics is a proof of that. Here are five reasons why the Cavs are the biggest winners of the NBA trade this season.

1) New-found squad depth every Championship team needs

This one is kind of a no-brainer. Just one look at teams like the Warriors and the Rockets would tell anyone how important the squad depth is. Well, after this trade, this team has squad depth. Clarkson, alone, is a player who can both defend and score. He is a confident guard. Lance Jr is very reliable on defense. George Hill is a player who can both defend and shoot well. In fact, he is without a doubt one of the top three-point shooters in today’s NBA and they already have Korver to nail the tougher-than-average shots. Finally, this team can rotate and keep important players of injury and fatigue.

2) Isaiah Thomas is gone and he never fitted in

Isaiah Thomas is a great player. He was one of the top five contenders to win the regular season MVP last season, only he was not been able to fit in the team! The Cavs traded him at the earliest opportunity. That is one of the smartest things they have ever done. No one player is bigger than the team, no matter how good he is.

3) Bringing in the players who have are not egotistic

Getting multiple players who are not used to being the Ace player on the team, is strategically smart. They don’t exude arrogance, they don’t cause drama and most importantly, they don’t have an attitude problem. In other words, the Cavs now have some team players who are more down to earth.

Besides, they already have a superstar in the name of LeBron James. They don’t need another one. Too many cooks spoil the Broth, after all.

4) Dwayne Wade departure is a blessing for the team

We know how close James and Wade are. In fact, one might go so far as to call them best friends. That’s a sweet relationship, but it was destroying the team chemistry. Lebron has been able to build a genuine friendship and good coordination with his current teammates. But his friendship with Wade is so intense that his friendship with others was going to fade out eventually. It was, of course, neither of their faults. It was just a situation that the Cavs got rid of. Now that he is gone, Lebron can devote his attention to every player, which is great for the team.

5) More athleticism, more youth, better future!

The Cavaliers managed to trade their older players in favor of the relatively younger ones. The new players are not only young, they are more athletic and speedy. If the Cavs coach Ty Lue can utilize this roster properly, then these players are here for a long time and will enhance the team as seen in the Celtics game.