With the Isaiah Thomas-Kyrie Irving blockbuster trade in jeopardy, a reworking of the deal - rather than rescinding it - could be in the works, according to multiple reports.
The Celtics and Cavaliers will talk Saturday after Thomas' physical in Cleveland on Friday raised concerns about Thomas' hip that could jeopardize the trade, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Sources on ESPN: Cleveland, Boston planning call today to discuss uncertain status of blockbuster trade. https://t.co/0LzkkWNltR— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2017
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reported the "Celtics do not believe Isaiah Thomas will be cleared by a Cavs physical."
Wojnarowski reports that the Cavs could push for another draft pick in reworking the deal.
From Woj: "Instead of voiding the deal, Cleveland could potentially push for Boston to sweeten it — namely for another draft pick. For now, those are conversations still potentially to be had."
The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported a similar scenario as well.
Source told me this week a renegotiation attempt would be a likely option before anything was rescinded if it reached that point. https://t.co/yy0Q2CWUEI— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) August 26, 2017
Two sources told the Associated Press that the Cavs are doing a “deep and thorough” review of the trade.
The Cavs have until Thursday to make a final decision on approving the trade, Woj reports.
For now, the trade remains Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Celtics' first-round pick next year, via the Brooklyn Nets, going to Cleveland in exchange for Irving.
Wojnarowski reported that Irving was scheduled to take his physical with the Celtics on Saturday and that sources have told ESPN that Thomas has yet begun a regimen of running as he rehabilitates the hip injury he reaggravated in the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavs after opting not to have surgery.