The Cavaliers and Celtics have finally reached a final agreement on the trade to send Kyrie Irving to Boston. After a week of posturing regarding Isaiah Thomas’ physical, the Cavs got the Celtics to part ways with one more future asset, albeit a minor one, in addition to the original package of Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first round pick.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin, late Wednesday night as the deadline to complete the deal was approaching, Cleveland was continuing to engage Boston in talks and wanted another first round pick to be added to the deal, but the Celtics wouldn’t budge.
Minutes after that report, Wojnarowski reported that a deal was done, and a 2020 second round pick was being thrown in by Boston to appease the Cavaliers.
The second round pick heading to Cleveland will be the Miami Heat’s 2020 second rounder, according to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt and others.
The Celtics made it official just after midnight, sending out a release with all of the details of the finally completed trade, including an exasperated “the trade is now complete,” at the end for good measure.