Why Boston shouldn’t sweeten the deal amid Kyrie-IT stalemate

The Boston Celtics have no shortage of possible sweeteners to encourage the Cleveland Cavaliers to ensure last week’s blockbuster swap of All-Star point guards remains intact.

That doesn’t mean Danny Ainge should part with any of them.

Nearly a full week since the Celtics and Cavaliers agreed to the jaw-dropping trade that will send Kyrie Irving to Boston, we’re still waiting for both sides to give an all-clear. The Cavaliers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, desire an additional asset after some concerns about the status of Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury following Friday’s post-trade physical.

The Celtics, having already paid a steep price for Irving, are almost certainly uninterested in adding to a package that included Jae Crowder, rookie center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 unprotected first-round pick.

Sure, it would be easy for Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, to toss in

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/boston-sweeten-deal-amid-kyrie-stalemate/story?id=49505176

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