Maybe the best moves made by the Boston Celtics are the moves not made.

The Celtics didn’t make any moves at the NBA trade deadline Thursday while the Cleveland Cavaliers chose to overhaul their roster. Cleveland sent away Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, who were both obtained as part of the trade this past summer that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston.

Now all that remains for the Cavs from the Irving trade are Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick.

The Celts were active in discussions Thursday, especially regarding Memphis wing scorer Tyreke Evans, but their unwillingness to part with a first- round draft pick left the sides apart.

Cleveland, meanwhile, completely changed its look with a stunning sequence of deals. The Cavs traded six players, including Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, and two future draft picks in moves designed to not only help them in the short term but could help keep LeBron James beyond this season.

The Cavs began their overhaul by sending the disappointing Thomas, with forward Channing Frye and one of their two first-round picks, to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr.

Thomas, who came over in last summer’s blockbuster trade with Boston for Irving, played in just 15 games and wasn’t fitting in on or off the floor after he returned from a hip injury.

The Cavs then completed a three-team deal with Utah and Sacramento. The Cavs sent Rose, who also has been slowed by injury, and Crowder to the Jazz for forward Rodney Hood. They’ll receive guard George Hill from the Kings for guard Iman Shumpert.

The Cavs then dealt Wade to Miami for a second-round pick. It’s a homecoming for the 36-year-old Wade, who played 13 seasons in Miami, winning three NBA titles, two of them with James.

Wade has said he wanted to end his career with the Heat.

The massive makeover is intended to help the Cavs make another title run in 2018 with James, who can opt out of his $35.6 million contract this summer and become a free agent. James, 33, has said he would like to finish his career in Cleveland.

In other moves:

n The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to trade veteran forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for third-year guard Rashad Vaughn.

The 6-foot-6 Vaughn hadn’t even spent a week with the Nets, who acquired him and a second-round pick Monday in a trade sending center Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee.

n The Portland Trail Blazers traded forward Noah Vonleh to the Chicago Bulls for Milovan Rakovic.

Vonleh, the No. 9 overall pick by Charlotte in the 2014 draft, averaged 3.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 33 games this season, including 12 starts. For his career, Vonleh has averaged 3.9 points and 4.5 rebounds.

n The Denver Nuggets traded Emmanuel Mudiay to New York and acquired Devin Harris from Dallas in a three-team deal. The Mavericks will get Doug McDermott from New York.

The move could help the Nuggets improve their point guard play as they chase a playoff spot. Mudiay was the No. 7 pick in the 2015 draft and a former starter, but hasn’t started a game this season and is averaging a career-worst 8.5 points in about 18 minutes per game.

n The Detroit Pistons acquired guard Jameer Nelson from the Chicago Bulls for center Willie Reed.