With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade, league sources said.
The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers’ desire for a first-round pick to compensate the Cavs’ reluctance to sign-off on Isaiah Thomas‘ hip injury, and Cleveland finally agreed to consummate the deal late Wednesday night.
Isaiah Thomas on health: ‘I am not damaged’
Isaiah Thomas was forceful in his belief that his injured hip would not have a long-term impact on his career. “I am not damaged,” Thomas told ESPN on Tuesday. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player.”
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What started with a megadeal sending two future Hall of Famers to Brooklyn has turned into a master class in roster reshaping. Four years, 20 trades and a blockbuster point guard swap later, Boston is back on the
Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20512119/cleveland-cavaliers-getting-additional-2020-second-rounder-boston-celtics-complete-trade
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