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Kyrie Irving To Celtics, Isaiah Thomas To Cavaliers

Ben Migono / August 23, 2017

In the biggest blockbuster trade to happen in a while, 2016 NBA Finals hero and four-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving will be swapping jerseys with two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas. Also included in the deal is Jae Crowder, a premier wing defender, Ante Zizic, a rookie center, and a 2018 unprotected first-round pick from the Brooklyn Nets.

 

Since news of Irving wanting out of Cleveland came out last month, rumblings have come and gone, but now the move is finally a reality. Sources said that Irving wanted to be more of a focal point, and with a championship under his belt already, who could blame him for wanting to carry a team by himself to the title?

 

After a fan gave respect to Irving on social media, so did (now) former teammate, LeBron James:

 

 

Aside from the assets that Cleveland received, the trade also frees up some money in the form of tax savings. Their tax bill will go from $78.4 million down to $49.3 million, a substantial savings of $29.1 million.

 

And if this story can’t get any better, the Celtics and Cavaliers open the season against each other, in Cleveland, on October 17th.

 

See ya there, Uncle Drew.

 

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