March 21 2018

Cavs planning to seek further compensation after Thomas' physical

March 21 2018, 12:43 | Sammy Rose

NBC Sports Bay Area staffReport Celtics'not inclined to increase offer to Cavs

Report Celtics'not Inclined to Increase Offer to Cavs

Thomas took the exam and then flew out of town soon afterward. During Game 6 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Washington Wizards, he re-aggravated the injury.

Thomas initially injured his hip in March during the regular season and missed two games.

Did Thomas have surgery on his hip?

"[It's] how tied you are to Isaiah and all that he has done, how fun it's been to be with him the last 2? years".

The San Antonio Spurs were in on Kyrie Irving until the Boston Celtics pulled off a trade to acquire him from the Cleveland Cavaliers. For example, the Celtics could add Jayson Tatum or another first-round pick in order to get Cleveland to look pass Thomas' health. In the first scenario, the Cavaliers could ask for another player and/or additional draft pick to still complete the trade. Players returning to the teams that tried to trade them would be an awkward start to the season with training camp less than a month away.

Apparently Isaiah's feelings were hurt by the trade, and obviously Kyrie doesn't want to be in Cleveland next year. Although, Irving's inclusion on that list of additions remains tentative at this point. The sides are allowed to renegotiate the terms of the deal, and every indication seems to be that they will. Utah Jazz fans did the same as well, after he left the team in free agency to join the Celtics. He would tweet that he would have no issue leaving the team, which he later deleted.

If Cleveland isn't satisfied with its medical findings on Thomas, the club could scrap the trade. The ESPN reporter went on to say that Thomas underwent a physical fitness test, but the results were unsatisfactory. Stevens joked about trying to get everyone on the same page before the season tips - in Cleveland no less - on October 17. Voiding the trade would put both teams in an awkward position.

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.

The Cavs could also request the Celtics alter the trade by giving them another player or pick.

Ainge would not get into detail about the phone calls he made to Thomas and Irving, but said Irving was "very excited about coming to the Celtics".

In the past three years that Lebron James and the Cavaliers entered the NBA Finals, they have only garnered one championship and according to Durant, Irving could possibly be exhausted of playing James' sidekick on and off the court.

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