Who Won on the Celtics-Cavs Trade?
Does the Boston Celtics make the right move in trading Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 unprotected first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving?
The Celtics got a 25-year-old four-time All-Star with an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal on Irving. A player who demanded to be removed from the shadow of the best player in the league, so he can show that he is ready to be the face of another franchise.
The Cavaliers on the other hand, got a two-time All-Star who led the Eastern Conference in scoring and finished in the top five of the MVP voting in Thomas.
A big factor on the trade was the inclusion of Boston's 2018 first round pick from Brooklyn.
Celtics will start the season with their own Big 3 in Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford. Then Cavaliers will test their new backcourt with the addition of Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose to team-up with Lebron James and Kevin Love.