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Report: Cavaliers now seeking more in Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a major bombshell around the NBA world Friday night when he indicated that the Cleveland Cavaliers were weighing options before making the blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade official.

The issue for Cleveland was Thomas’ bothersome hip, one that he had surgically repaired earlier in the summer. Apparently, the Cavaliers did not like what they saw in the physical Thomas underwent.

Now comes this startling report from Wojnarowski indicating that Cleveland may seek further compensation from Boston in order to complete the trade.

Originally, the Celtics had sent Thomas, Jae Crowder, 2016 first-round pick Ante Žižić and next year’s first-round pick (from Brooklyn) to the Cavaliers for Irving. If Cleveland is indeed asking more after already pulling the wool over Boston’s head, one has to wonder whether the Celtics themselves look in another direction.

One thing we do know here is that neither Thomas nor Irving want to return to their current teams for the 2017-18. That could complicate things should this trade be voided.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi