CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to review their blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, determining the next course of action.
With concern about Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury, one that could keep him from being ready at the start of the regular season, the Cavs may seek another asset to sweeten the deal — even if things looked finalized last week.
But Boston may not be willing. Believing they were up front about Thomas’ injury during the discussions and are giving up plenty already — Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Thomas — multiple reports indicate the Celtics are likely to resist.
Boston believes it was completely transparent w/Cleveland on IT’s hip injury, per sources. Expect Celtics to strongly resist any sweetener.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) August 26, 2017
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) August 27, 2017
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs are expected to inquire about promising youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. That seems a bit rich.
Given what the Celtics are already parting with in the original deal, neither player is a reasonable ask. Removing Thomas isn’t feasible either, as the money needs to line up and the Celtics don’t have
Article source: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/08/what_cleveland_cavaliers_could.html
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