"But James, Kyrie isn't THAT much better than Isaiah, what are you talking about?"
Irving was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, and the way events unfolded leading up to the deal reminded Durant of his move to the Golden State Warriors prior to last season.
With LeBron entering a contract year, new Cavs general manager Koby Altman found himself in a bit of a sticky wicket, where he either had to trade Kyrie Irving and risk James leaving in free agency, or make Cleveland Kyrie's team now and let the aging LeBron walk after the season. In exchange, Cleveland received 2011's final draft pick Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Brooklyn's first pick in 2018. "The man was traded", LeBron wrote.
Ante Zizic has yet to play a game in the National Basketball Association after being drafted by the Celtics with the 23rd pick in the 2016 draft, but he has shown signs of promise in the Summer League and could potentially earn himself some decent playing time this year. Put in the work, got better Became an All-Star, etc!
Chris Bosh was one of the best big men in the league, a perennial all star and a guaranteed 20 and 10 guy in Toronto where he was the first option.
Thomas, 5-foot-9, is a two-time All-Star and was second-team All-NBA in 2017.
Tottenham Hotspur agree €25 million deal for Serge Aurier
We can not confirm nothing until something happens. "I can not confirm anything", Pochettino told reporters. Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier is reportedly wanted by Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.
Playmaker Thomas missed the last three games of the series after suffering a hip injury and is reportedly struggling to be fit for the start of the new season in October.
It was unclear if Ainge meant that Thomas would not be ready when the Cavs open training camp on September 26 or if he wouldn't be in uniform when Cleveland hosts Irving and the Celtics in the season opener October 17.
For at least another year, James remains the foundation for the Cavs, who have retained seven other guys who played at least 100 minutes in the playoffs.
The huge key to making the Cleveland Cavaliers the winners in this trade is the 2018 first round draft pick from the Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Irving has three years and US$60 million (AU$76 million) left on the five-year extension he signed in 2014.
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