Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is feeling himself after the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Magic Johnson pulled off the miracle of the century on Thursday when he found a taker for the horrendous Jordan Clarkson contract. The Cavaliers shook up their roster and were fooled into taking on Clarkson. Don’t read into the Isaiah Thomas story, he is worthless in the grand scheme of things. In return, the Lakers took on two expiring contracts and a first-round pick to clear the way for huge cap space for the upcoming summer.

President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson is beyond confident that he is going to land multiple stars in LA this summer.

“I wouldn’t have made the move if I wasn’t confident,” Johnson said Thursday at the team’s facility after acquiring Thomas, Channing Frye and a protected 2018 first-round pick from Cleveland (Quote VIA ESPN). “Still the same [confidence]. … We have got to take the next step. I like our core. I love the way Julius [Randle] is playing right now; this is the best I have seen him play. …

“But again, we’re still on the outside looking in. No matter how good we’ve been playing, we’re not in the playoffs, we are not one of the top eight teams in the West. That’s just the bottom line. So I don’t want to stay in this position. I want to have us be in the playoffs, and the only path to that is to add to the roster that we already have.”

It’s still hard to fathom that the Cavs may have just handed LeBron to LA. Paul George is already a lock to land with the Lakers despite what the idiots in the media will tell you. A core with LeBron James, Paul George, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma sounds a hell of a lot better than what the Lakers have been for the past 10 years.