The Cleveland Cavaliers have an agreement in place to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for a package that includes Isaiah Thomas, according to multiple reports. Boston will also send Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland in the deal. Irving was drafted first overall by the Cavs in 2011 and had spent his entire six-year career in Ohio. He has made four all-star teams during that time and helped lead the team to an NBA Championship in 2015-16. The Duke Product had made it clear he wanted to be moved out of Cleveland, and landing Thomas and Crowder helps soften the blow. Thomas is coming off back-to-back all-star campaigns, averaging a career-best 28.9 points per game this past season. He is also one of the NBA’s most potent fourth-quarter scorers. The 28-year-old is due to hit free agency after 2017-18.
Cavaliers reach agreement to trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas
Sportsnet | Aug 22