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Cleveland Cavaliers trade G Kyrie Irving to Boston Celtics for G Isaiah Thomas, other assets

By The Sports Xchange
Cleveland Cavaliers trade G Kyrie Irving to Boston Celtics for G Isaiah Thomas, other assets
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (L) drives to the basket while defended by Atlanta Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on April 7, 2017. File photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI | License Photo

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly agreed to trade All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for a package led by fellow All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Irving, who made headlines earlier in the summer when it leaked that he had requested a trade, moves on from a Cavaliers squad that reached the NBA Finals in each of the last three seasons and won a championship in 2016. He joins a Celtics squad that finished first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season last season but was bounced by the Cavaliers in five games the Eastern Conference Finals. Thomas missed the last three games of the series with a hip injury, and might not be ready for regular season opener.

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Boston will also reportedly send small forward Jae Crowder, center prospect Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland in the deal.

Irving, 25, averaged a career-high 25.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and 5.8 assists last season. He has three years and $60 million remaining on his contract. Thomas, who finished third in the NBA with an average of 28.9 points in 2016-17, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 campaign.

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