Kyrie Irving introduced by Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving introduced by Boston Celtics

Javier Howell
September 2, 2017

Irving's comments were his first since the trade.

Cleveland had significantly valued the 2018 Nets pick in the trade, and Boston believed it allowed for Thomas' physical uncertainty in the current terms of the deal, league sources said. From the start, the Cavs made clear to the Celtics that James' uncertain status beyond this season left them prioritizing restocking the cupboards in the event he leaves again.

4 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wojnarowski suggested the Cavs could void the trade after Thomas flew to Cleveland Friday for his medical workup. And while they can just develop the young players they have and use the draft picks to select even more talented youngsters, given where they are right now, the best use for all of those assets may be to put them in a deal that lands Davis.

Being in Boston, Irving said, allows him to "be with a group of individuals that I can grow with".

In Boston, ESPN reports Irving is expected to form a new "Big Three" with newly acquired forward Gordon Hayward and veteran big man Al Horford. The Cavaliers face an uncertain future post 2018 due to LeBron James' impending free agency.

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The Boston Celtics sent the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick to complete the blockbuster trade that sent four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, the Cavaliers confirmed Wednesday night.

That meant that Irving - as well as Thomas, Crowder, and really both franchises in their entirety - were stuck in limbo. "And connecting with everyone because it matters and I care, and I love the world and I love people", the point guard said. "I just wanted to be a part of that".

In Boston, Irving receives the flawless opportunity to showcase his talent which has led him to 4 NBA All-Star appearances (2013-2015, 2017), an All-Star MVP (2014), Rookie of the Year honors (2012), and NBA Champion (2016).

Kyrie will quickly see how he's received back in Cleveland on October 17 when his Celtics visit LeBron and the Cavs in their 2017-18 season opener.

The 25-year-old signal caller previously spent his entire NBA career as a member of the Cavaliers while Cleveland originally selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Duke.