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: