The Celtics don't want to give up an additional player or asset nor do they want the trade voided, which would leave them trying to mend a relationship with Thomasand without a top-level point guard at the start of the season.
Irving was scheduled to take his physical with the Celtics on Saturday in Boston, league sources said. Some outlets now report that Altman may ask for one of Boston's former first round picks, Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum, to complete the deal.
The reason which was revealed that caused the delay was that the Cavaliers might consider rescinding the trade after it was found out that Thomas is suffering from an injured hip. These three players would have been fair trade for Irving who is considered one of the most gifted offensive players in the league today.
Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson (2nd L) shoots over Kings guard Aaron Brooks (C), and Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson (L), forward Andray Blatche and forward Mirza Teletovic (R) in the first half of their NBAbasketball game in New York, January 5, 2013. This is where the Milwaukee Bucks come in.
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"I know Indiana asked the Cavs for Irving in a trade for Paul George", Pluto writes.
The Celtics could use some help on the glass and he would be a great addition to the roster despite his weaknesses.
Whether or not the deal between the Celtics and Cavs is eventually finalized remains to be seen, but if it's not, both squads will be in an awkward spot.
In my opinion the Cavs are winning in this deal because of the simple fact that they have LeBron James. Justin begins to rationalize trading Isaiah by noting his injury and the potential issues resigning him.
The trade also adds a wrinkle to the Cavs' hopes of re-signing superstar LeBron James, who has been rumored to be considering leaving the team next summer.
He asked for a trade and has wanted no part of a return to the Cavaliers. He is a game-changer who will change any NBA franchise that picks him for the better.