Cavaliers send Kyrie Irving to Celtics in deal including Isaiah Thomas, Nets 2018 pick

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The Boston Celtics have acquired All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first-round pick, the team announced Tuesday night.

Irving, 25, requested a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. At the time, Irving said he wanted to play in a situation in which he could be more of a focal point and that he no longer wanted to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.

Tuesday night, in response to a fan’s video on Twitter thanking Irving, James tweeted:

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge noted

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