Celtics reportedly send second-round pick to Cavaliers to complete Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade
The Cavaliers held up the Celtics for eight days over a second-round pick.Â
ESPNâ€™s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Celtics will send a 2020 second-round selection to the Cavaliers in order to complete the blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade that was agreed upon last Tuesday. In addition to Thomas, the Cavaliers will also receive Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Netsâ€™ 2018 first-rounder and the second-round pick, which is currently property of the Heat.Â
Minutes before the trade was completed, Wojnarowski tweeted the Cavaliers were still seeking an extra first-round selection from Boston. That contradicted Wojnarowskiâ€™s story Tuesday night, which said discussions moved to include second-round considerations.Â
The head-spinning speculation began Friday, when news leaked the Cavaliers were dissatisfied with the results of Thomasâ€™ physical. The point guard injured his right hip against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals last season.Â
The report was puzzling, considering the Celtics had been open about the state of Thomasâ€™ hip. In a recent interview with Comcast SportsNet New England, general manager Danny Ainge admitted there was a possibility Thomas wouldnâ€™t be ready for the start of the season.
Over the weekend, Wojnarowski said the Cavaliers were intent on prying forwards Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown from the Celtics. But itâ€™s unclear whether those overtures were ever made. According to the Boston Heraldâ€™s Mark Murphy, the Cavaliers never even discussed additional compensation with the Celtics as of Tuesday morning.Â
In a recent interview with Wojnarowski, Thomas vowed to be ready for the upcoming season. “I am not damaged. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player,â€� he said.
The Cavaliers and Celtics had until 10:00 a.m. Thursday to complete the trade and pass physicals.
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