The NBA has dominated the headlines this summer. From Gordon Hayward, Paul George and Kyle Lowry to the unexpected trade to the Celtics that reportedly went down Tuesday evening.
Just before 7:30 ET it was reported the Cavs have shipped Irving to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, forward Jay Crowder, Centre Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first-round pick.
Boston has fortified starting 5 of Irving, Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris and Horford, while keeping heralded Marcus Smart/Lakers 1st. https://t.co/sNieqsJMN1
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2017
Thomas was a huge part of the recruiting of Utah Jazz’s star Gordan Hayward this summer.Thomas will be a free agent at the end of June when his contract expires and has said he expects a max contract.
Irving has three years and $60 million left on his contract, but he can opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season.
Fun fact, the Celtics open the season in Cleveland.