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    Basketball 2017

    Cavs send Kyrie Irving to Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas.

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    Thomas has an injured hip and is a free agent soon. Sounds like the Cavs may end up with just a pick and 2 bench pieces for Irving.

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    From a Celtics fan's perspective I'm happy with this deal. Got a younger and better player for Thomas who we all liked but can't play D given his height and who's going to want a max contract next year when he's almost 30. Everybody likes the blue collar guys but its a superstar league now and the more of them you have the better chance of winning a title.

    Crowder's a good player but you can live without him. If Zizic was any good he would have played last year. Draft is a crap shoot and we just got the #1 pick...from 2011. Works for me.
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    yah. mookie liked jae, but then he's jae.

    thomas is a nice player, but again.... shorter than mookie is a match up problem. and we've seen teams in the playoffs shut him down.

    all in all good deal. read on si today where they claimed danny could have done better with butler or george. don't think mookie would have done any george deal when he is on record as going home to la. and butler is a tease. he couldn't get past the c's last year up 2-0 and heading home. not exactly "star power" there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    yah. mookie liked jae, but then he's jae.

    thomas is a nice player, but again.... shorter than mookie is a match up problem. and we've seen teams in the playoffs shut him down.

    all in all good deal. read on si today where they claimed danny could have done better with butler or george. don't think mookie would have done any george deal when he is on record as going home to la. and butler is a tease. he couldn't get past the c's last year up 2-0 and heading home. not exactly "star power" there.
    I also like how the Brooklyn pick is apparently going to be the next Michael Jordan or something.
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    cavs going to want MORE now?!?! danny should just say 'screw it' if they push
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    Cavs have looked at Thomas's hip and aren't liking what they're seeing.

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    This is an interesting development indeed.

    The way I see it Ainge is back in the drivers seat at negotiating table. Cleveland will huff and puff about wanting more or threaten to cancel. Danny agrees to cancel the deal which puts Cleveland back to square 1. Celts have plenty of assets that they can sit on for a future deal while Cleveland will end up panicking trying to get something for KI in return sooner than later. Seeing that the Celts have the best offer so far they try to renegotiate with them and end up getting less in return for Irving. Either that or Cleveland trades KI with another team for even less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigus Paulus View Post
    This is an interesting development indeed.

    The way I see it Ainge is back in the drivers seat at negotiating table. Cleveland will huff and puff about wanting more or threaten to cancel. Danny agrees to cancel the deal which puts Cleveland back to square 1. Celts have plenty of assets that they can sit on for a future deal while Cleveland will end up panicking trying to get something for KI in return sooner than later. Seeing that the Celts have the best offer so far they try to renegotiate with them and end up getting less in return for Irving. Either that or Cleveland trades KI with another team for even less.
    Per ESPN, the Cavs do want more... "an extra asset."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Per ESPN, the Cavs do want more... "an extra asset."
    It will be interesting to see what side blinks first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigus Paulus View Post
    It will be interesting to see what side blinks first.
    Danny better protect that pick for top 2 if he gives up ANYTHING else

    All he will offer is 1 or 2 if those 2nd rds as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Danny better protect that pick for top 2 if he gives up ANYTHING else

    All he will offer is 1 or 2 if those 2nd rds as well
    They have until Thursday to figure it out.

    And in other news, the Palace of Auburn Hills is officially closing.

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    Well, with Cleveland demanding Tatum now, if media is to believed, along with Danny's comment earlier regarding IT's hip, I'm wondering if both teams are feeling trader's remorse. Most likely it's just posturing and gamesmanship between the 2 teams at this point. Still seems like Celt's are in driver's seat and will make the Cav's sweat this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigus Paulus View Post
    Well, with Cleveland demanding Tatum now, if media is to believed, along with Danny's comment earlier regarding IT's hip, I'm wondering if both teams are feeling trader's remorse. Most likely it's just posturing and gamesmanship between the 2 teams at this point. Still seems like Celt's are in driver's seat and will make the Cav's sweat this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    cleveland can pound sand.... tatum
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    Isaiah Thomas on hip: "I am not damaged."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Isaiah Thomas on hip: "I am not damaged."
    can he hop on that hip?

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    Looks like deal is finalized per a few sources. Cavs get a meaningless 2nd rounder added to their haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigus Paulus View Post
    Looks like deal is finalized per a few sources. Cavs get a meaningless 2nd rounder added to their haul.
    Do you think the Celtics are now favored in the East?

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