With the Kyrie Irving trade in limbo thanks to Isaiah Thomas' hip, CSN's A. Sherrod Blakely wrote on Saturday that the Celtics giving up additional compensation would be the quickest solution to get the deal done with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs are now looking for extra assets before they finalize the trade.
Story posting soon on ESPN: After Thomas physical, Cavs planning to seek further compensation before finalizing Irving trade to Boston.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2017
The Celtics were not pleased, according to Gary Washburn, and may take a "hard line stance" on the deal
A source told CSNNE.com on Saturday, two league officials who have been in contact with the Cavs still believe the trade will eventually get worked out.
It's unclear what the Cavaliers are looking for at this point, but Blakely says it’s unlikely that the Celtics would move the protected first-round pick they'll receive next year from the Los Angeles Lakers.