BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas has said very little since being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ditto for Jae Crowder, who along with Ante Zizic, was included in the deal for four-time All-Star Kyrie Irving.
That should change tomorrow when the newest members of the Cleveland Cavaliers will address the media for the first time at 11 a.m.
In addition to the three new players, Cleveland coach (and former Celtics assistant) Tyronn Lue will be in attendance as well as Cavs general manager Koby Altman.
Thomas is reportedly about to change agents as he plays out his final season before free agency with the Cavs.
Sources: Isaiah Thomas in the process of parting with representation, Excel Sports Management. To seek new agent to handle 2018 free-agency.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 6, 2017
After the two sides agreed to the trade that, pending physicals, also included Boston sending a 2018 unprotected first-round pick (via the Brooklyn Nets) to Cleveland, the Cavs felt Thomas’ hip injury was potentially worse than they have feared.
Cleveland felt the need for additional compensation in order to seal the deal.
The Celtics felt they had given the Cavs more than enough in the previously agreed-upon trade, pointing to the pick from Brooklyn potentially being the No. 1 overall selection in June's top-heavy draft.
Both sides reached a compromise of sorts with Boston agreeing to tack on a 2020 second-round pick from Miami to complete the deal.