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Done Deal – Celtics trade Isaiah, BKN pick in deal for Kyrie Irving

God damn. I can’t believe this happened:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to send Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in a deal for Isaiah Thomas, league sources told The Vertical.

The Celtics are sending Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland, league sources told The Vertical.

Irving has agreed to waive his trade kicker to complete the deal, league source said.

Irving requested a trade July 21 after meeting with the Cavs, and his status has been a constant storyline this offseason.

I know what you’re thinking: Did Danny Ainge really have to give up that Brooklyn pick?

Yes. Unless you wanted to move Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown.

I know it hurts. I’m okay with this deal. For starters, there are a lot of questions about Isaiah’s long term health and his contract demands.

Oh yeah, and Kyrie Irving is freakin’ awesome. He’s also excited to join the Celtics:

Isaiah has been great. We will miss him. He deserves more recognition in another post.

Here’s some reaction from around the league: