The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a deal that will send Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets’ first round pick in next year’s draft. This trade comes as a huge surprise considering how much Boston was willing to give up for Irving. This benefits Cleveland. They not only bring depth into their roster, which is something they desperately needed, but they also get the mighty Isaiah Thomas.
Isaiah Thomas, the 5’9 All-NBA second team point guard, who is known to be the great Kobe Bryant’s new apprentice, will now take the role of point guard in Cleveland. This may or may not save the kingdom. The Cavaliers have got rid of locker room distraction Kyrie Irving, the and have replaced him with the man who proved himself to be mentally strong enough to play a playoff game the day after his sister’s death. However, despite his tremendous talent, Thomas will no doubt replace Irving as the sidekick to Lebron James, but for how long exactly?
Earlier this month, Chris Sheridan re2ported that NBA sources said that Lebron is “100% leaving Cleveland” due to his relationship with the owner of the franchise Dan Gilbert. The kingdom was falling, crumbling to pieces, but with this blockbuster trade, Cavs fans now have at least an inch of hope to keep their king. Of course, the kingdom’s biggest obstacle will always continue to be the Golden State Warriors, but this trade definitely brought the Cavaliers a few baby steps closer to defeating their rivals. This trade will in no way absolutely guarantee Lebron stays in Cleveland, and his relationship with Gilbert will still definitely have a big part if he ends of leaving or not. Nonetheless, the 2018 NBA season is still a year away, so until then, long live the king.