Cavs, Celtics fin­ish Irv­ing-Thomas trade

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Sports - By Tom Withers The As­so­ci­ated Press

The Cava­liers and Celtics put the fin­ish­ing touches on the Kyrie Irv­ing-Isa­iah Thomas trade late Aug. 30. The Cavs will also be re­ceiv­ing a 2020 sec­ond-round draft pick from Bos­ton.

A per­son fa­mil­iar with the ne­go­ti­a­tions says the Cava­liers have fi­nal­ized their block­buster deal with Bos­ton in­volv­ing All-Star guards Kyrie Irv­ing and Isa­iah Thomas by get­ting an­other draft pick from the Celtics.

The Cavs will get a sec­ond-round pick in 2020 to com­plete the pack­age, said the per­son who spoke Wed­nes­day night to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the NBA has to sign off on the agree­ment.

ESPN first re­ported the deal was done.

The Cavs had balked at push­ing the trade through last week af­ter Thomas un­der­went a phys­i­cal. He tore a labrum last sea­son in the play­offs. Cleve­land wanted Bos­ton to sweeten the deal.

Irv­ing de­manded a trade in July and the Cavs pulled off the swap by send­ing their sec­ond-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, for­ward Jae Crow­der, cen­ter Ante Zizic and an un­con­di­tional first-round pick next year.

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