Cleveland Will Ask For More Compensation After Thomas’ Physical

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Cleveland Will Ask For More Compensation After Thomas’ Physical


After the Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizc and the Nets’ first round draft pick, many thought that the Celtics gave up way too much for Kyrie Irving by himself. They traded their best player (who finished 5th in MVP voting and led the league in 4th quarter scoring last season), as well as one of the premier “3&D” players in the league in Jae Crowder, your projected backup Center Ante Zizic and what will most likely end up as a top 5 pick in next seasons NBA Draft. Yes you have received a young scoring machine in Irving, but you already had an offensively gifted point guard who was the heart and soul of your franchise averaging nearly 30 points per game.

But when it comes to the Cavaliers’ front office, they didn’t give up enough.

Scared about Isaiah Thomas’ injured hip, the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to ask for more compensation, which likely will be another draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.


After Cleveland’s physical examination of Isaiah Thomas’ injured hip raised concern about the timeline for his return this season, Cavaliers officials are planning to seek an additional trade asset before finalizing a deal to send four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, league sources said…

The Cavaliers’ stance could trigger a standoff between Cleveland and Boston officials, forcing both organizations to weigh the consequences of letting the blockbuster trade implode.


The main question is if Boston would be willing to throw in another pick? Even if, would it be a second round pick? Would the Cavliers demand a first round pick?

There are still a lot of discussions to be held between the two franchises. We will know more next week.


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