Kyrie Irving Has Been Traded To The Celtics
Speculations of Kyrie Irving asking to be traded to another team have beens swirling since this past NBA season ended. News finally broke on Tuesday night that Kyrie’s wishes have been fulfilled, and much to everyone’s surprise, he is now going to be on the Boston Celtics. This trade for Irving included the Celtics giving up point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first-round pick–a trade many are confused by, thinking the Cavaliers got way too much out of the deal. Many have noted that Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving were the last and first picks of the 2011 draft and now have been traded for each other.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made a statement about the trade after the news went public saying, “This has obviously been a roller coaster of a day for us, trading away Isaiah and Jae and Ante, especially Isaiah and Jae, who have been such a big part of our team and our success and our Celtic culture as leaders of our team. Very, very difficult day. At the same time, a very exciting time [to add] one of the best offensive players in the league.”
Pretty much everybody was shocked at how much the Celtics gave up for Kyrie, noting how high of a price tag he ended up being and saying that they may have gotten the short end of the stick. Ainge said the sacrifices and high price are worth it for “acquiring a 25-year-old perennial All-Star.”
Irving will wear No. 11 since his familiar No. 2 is retired in Boston for Red Auerbach.
Guess this new 2K with Kyrie in his “new Cavs uniform” came a little prematurely….