March 21 2018

Thomas' hip could lead to void of blockbuster trade

March 21 2018, 12:40 | Irvin Gilbert

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NBA 2K18 Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers

The Twitter storm began with James commenting on a video that went viral of a Celtics fan who burned Thomas' jersey shortly after he was traded. There will be a lot of people talking about where he will be going.

The Cs were the No. 1 seed in the East, hosting James and the Cavs in a best-of-seven for the right to head to the Finals.

Five of the 12 players initially selected to represent the East in the All-Star Game have changed teams since. He led the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference last week, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists over 33.8 minutes per game. Once things out West dried up, the Cavs shifted focus to the Boston Celtics, who logged early Irving interest in July.

The Cavaliers undoubtedly got a great package in return though.

"There's probably going to be a little bit of a delay for Isaiah as he starts the season this year", Ainge said. "If these guys weren't good, u guys would be the first to say 'get them up out of here'". The 25-year-old guard has three years left on his contract with the AAV being $18.8, $20, and $21 million per season until 2019-20.

New to this year's National Basketball Association 2K18 video game - which Irving graces the cover of - are "All-Time Teams", in which each National Basketball Association franchise is represented with a playable roster full of its all-time greats. His effort on both ends of the floor in the recent NBA Finals helped the Warriors regain the championship title. When you just want to play ball.

But since the team does it I guess it's just business. Smh! Durant and Irving have similarities, but it could very well be Durant winning once again next year with his team.

Several NBA executives and scouts believe LeBron James is out in Cleveland and headed for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially now that the Cavaliers have traded Kyrie Irving.

No, that player may not play with LeBron - but that high draft pick - Michael Porter, Marvin Bagley, whomever - could be flipped the way the Cavs flipped Wiggins in 2014, in exchange for a star.

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