Cavaliers reportedly looking for further compensation from Celtics to complete trade


Kyrie Irving, left, and Isaiah Thomas may not be switching jerseys after all. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The pending mega-trade between the Cavaliers and Celtics may be on the ropes after a report that Cleveland plans to seek additional compensation before officially sending all-star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs are concerned enough about the status of Isaiah Thomas’s injured hip after giving him a physical on Friday that they will look to land another asset in addition to Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first-round pick that the Celtics acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. Wojnarowski reports that Cleveland “could threaten to veto the trade” without revisions to the initial agreement, and “the Cavaliers’ stance could trigger a standoff between Cleveland and Boston officials, forcing both organizations to weigh the consequences of letting the blockbuster trade implode.”

The intriguing, and for the two teams involved, intensely awkward, possibility was first raised Friday by Wojnarowski. He reported that Thomas had undergone his physical examination by the Cavs, after which the team was “still evaluating” the injury and “weighing options” regarding the completion of the Irving trade.

As Wojnarowski noted, “All players must pass [a] physical, or a deal can

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/08/26/isaiah-thomass-injured-hip-could-reportedly-void-kyrie-irving-trade/

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