Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving got traded and sent to Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and 2018 Brooklyn Nets first-round pick.
Part of the Boston’s package deal in order to complete the Irving trade is the Croatian 7’0″ Ante Žižić. The 20-year-old standout was selected by the Celtics during the 2016 NBA Draft as their 23rd pick in the first round.
Kyrie Irving helped the Cleveland Cavaliers complete their revenge when they won the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cavs’ arch rival the Golden State Warriors. One of Irving’s highlights in that series was when he made a clutch three-pointer against the defense of Stephen Curry.
Both Irving and Thomas came in to the league via 2011 NBA Draft. Kyrie was selected by the Cavs as their number one overall pick and after fifty-nine players got called by former NBA Commissioner David Stern, Isaiah Thomas was chosen by the Sacramento Kings.
Thomas found home with the Celtics after being used by Kings and Suns as their trade bait. The two-time NBA All-Star helped Boston to finish first in the Eastern Conference with 53-29 win-loss record last season. He was also among the top scorers of the 2016-17 season finishing with 28.9 points per game.
Earlier today, the leader of the Cavs LeBron James went to social media (twitter) to send out his message with regards to Irving trade.