Players React to the Kyrie Irving Trade

Players React to the Kyrie Irving Trade

The C's also sent Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 unprotected first round pick.

The Boston Celtics resisted moving rookie forward Jayson Tatum to the Cleveland Cavaliers before pulling the trigger on a Kyrie Irving trade, per reports.

It was a pretty big deal to see a Cavs player other than LeBron take such an honor, and was further proof that Irving had emerged as a superstar in his own right. The trade sets up both teams in better positions and essentially decided the Eastern conference finals.

Koby Altman had a dilemma when he became the Cavs' GM last month.

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"Between Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas, Phoenix had more point guards than it could handle". Despite receiving the best player in the trade, typically a tell-tale sign of who won a trade, many believe Boston lost the trade.

Cleveland does not now have much in the way of young talent on their roster, so getting Boston to include Zizic in the deal was a nice sweetener.

It's a move the Celtics would've been absolutely insane not to make. Thomas missed the last three games of the series with a hip injury, and might not be ready for regular season opener.

Even though the Celtics parted ways with the Nets' pick, they still have the 2018 protected Lakers' pick they acquired from the Sixers in June as part of the trade up to No. 1 in the draft for Markelle Fultz.

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Meanwhile, James tweeted about Irving moments after the trade was announced. In the past two NBA Finals, Irving has averaged 27.1 points per game in the 2016 Finals and 29.4 in this past season's Finals. Getting Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen for Butler and the 16th pick is straight up very bad when compared to what Cleveland was able to do.

It's also worth noting that when the trade went through and LeBron found out that his teammate Kyrie Irving would be heading to Boston, he retweeted a fan who posted a video that thanks Irving, rather than burning his jersey. He is not, however, an answer for Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.

Celtics fans should be excited about the team's future, but let's all remember one thing: winning the East is a great accomplishment, but actually winning the National Basketball Association title is a whole different animal.

So yeah, this megatrade revived the offseason for now, but if we look into the near future, does Boston really come out on top?

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