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Brad Stevens explains the Isaiah Thomas trade to Celtics fan (VIDEO)

The Isaiah Thomas trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers is starting to get pretty convoluted. Thanks to the results of a physical and hip issues with Thomas, the Cavaliers are reportedly asking for more compensation in the trade. Meanwhile, the Celtics say they made the original trade with full knowledge of Thomas’ hip, and the original package was already sweetened to consider that factor.

Still, some fans in Boston are wanting for Thomas, who blossomed into a superstar with them and who was a fan favorite.

It’s unclear whether Thomas will actually play a game for Cleveland this year at this juncture, but it is so hard to take for a lot of fans, including young ones.

At a recent event in Massachusetts, Celtics coach Brad Stevens had to explain to a young Boston fan why they traded Thomas.

Stevens did a good job complementing Thomas’ legacy in Boston and his contributions to team, eventually telling the young fan that the business of basketball simply had some tough decisions to be made from time to time.