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Why the Celtics held onto one of the NBA's most coveted assets until Kyrie Irving became available - Business Insider

kyrie irving Ronald Martinez/Getty For months, perhaps no team outside of the Golden State Warriors were in a better position than the Boston Celtics. The Celtics owned a young, cheap, talented core with a treasure trove of draft picks to package into ...and more »

Kyrie Irving calls his time with LeBron James 'awesome' before saying trade is a chance to grow - Washington Post

It felt like a messy divorce at times, the way Kyrie Irving left the Cleveland Cavaliers, and more importantly maybe, LeBron James. But with the dust finally settled and the appropriate papers signed that make Irving an official Boston Celtic, it ...and more »

A late and seemingly inconsequential signing by the Cavs may suddenly become key to their season - Yahoo Finance

The Cleveland Cavaliers temporarily called off the Kyrie Irving trade to the Boston Celtics due to concerns over Isaiah Thomas' hip injury. After nabbing an extra draft pick from the Celtics (a future second-rounder), the trade finally went through ...and more »

Irving bids adieu to Cleveland, but no extra love for LeBron - CBC.ca

Former Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Kyrie Irving, right, and LeBron James during the NBA Finals in June. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press). 3 comments. Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after ...and more »

Cavs complete Irving-Thomas trade with Celtics, get extra pick - CBC.ca

The trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics which involves Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas will reportedly become official, which Boston sending an extra pick to Cleveland after an ordeal surrounding the health of Thomas' hip. ( Jason ...and more »

Lloyd: With Kyrie Irving trade finally complete, Cavs emphasizing future over winning now - The Athletic

Throughout these negotiations, there were those in LeBron James' camp who hoped maybe the Cavs would turn back from this trade with the Celtics, hang on to Kyrie Irving and bring him to training camp to give the team's two best players a chance to work ...and more »

Kyrie Irving posts thank-you video to Cleveland after trade to Boston completed - Toronto Star

Four-time all-star made no mention of former Cavs teammate LeBron James or head coach Tyron Lue. Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James while thanking Cleveland fans, nor did he give a clear explanation for seeking a trade. (Jae C. Hong / The ...and more »

No love for Lebron James as Kyrie Irving farewells Cavs - The Sydney Morning Herald

Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his NBA trade to Boston was finalised. Irving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had ...and more »

With Kyrie Irving era now ended, Cavs grasp renewed options - ESPN

Adrian Wojnarowski explains how the Celtics and Cavaliers finalized the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade with Boston by adding a 2020 second-round pick to seal the deal. (1:51). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email; comment. Aug 31, 2017 ...and more »

Finally finished: Kyrie Irving headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas goes to the Cavs - Chicago Tribune

The Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, right, looks to drive against the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during the first half of a game in Cleveland on Nov. 3, 2016. (Ron Schwane / AP). Tom WithersAssociated Press. The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying ...and more »