Last night showed us that the NBA offseason is a show of its own. Cleveland superstar Kyrie Irving was finally dealt to the one team nobody really expected, the Boston Celtics. Kyrie was traded for Bostons superstar Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets First round pick this year.
Believe it or not, Cleveland won this trade. They get a starting point guard in Thomas. They needed a rugged, tough nosed, rough edged defender who can shoot the long ball, who else but Jae Crowder. They get a another tough 7’0 big who is young and can be molded into a solid piece off the bench. But the biggest piece Cleveland scored is that first round draft pick from Brooklyn way back in 2013 which should be a top 5 pick given the current Nets roster.
In Bostons defense, They did lose two very good players but did get a 25 year old Superstar. A top 5 player in a few years. Losing Avery Bradley will be a factor in this season for the Celtics, though. If the Celtics had the one of the best defenders/ the best offensive player in the league that would be a scary sight on both ends of the floor.
I like this trade. I really do. Kyrie now has a few years under his belt with a championship contending team and now can branch off on his own and start his own legacy. The kid can finally leave LeBron’s shadow.