Kyrie Irving is Sent to Boston


Noah Hamula

Perhaps the biggest trade of the season, NBA all star Kyrie Irving is sent to Boston to play with the Celtics. Irving was traded for Isaiah Thomas, who played a massive role for the Celtics.  In addition to Thomas, the Cavaliers acquire Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, 2018 first round pick.  Isaiah Thomas injured his hip in March, which put the trade in jeopardy. However, after throwing in a 2020 second round pick, the Cavs agreed to a trade.


“I am not damaged,” Thomas told ESPN. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player.” He is not expected to play until January of 2018, which may set back the Cavaliers in their hopes of winning the championship.

Many are asking the question, why?  After winning a championship in 2016 and playing alongside one of the greatest ball players in the world– Lebron James, why would anyone want to leave?  


Irving spoke to ESPN on Monday and said, “I’m ready to move, and I’m ready to be on my own. I’m ready to try out a new situation and be in an environment where I felt like I can be happy.”


Averaging 25.2 points, Kyrie Irving will be the new face of the Boston Celtics.  Playing alongside with Gordon Hayward, who recently joined the Celtics over the summer, the Celtics will become another powerful team in the Eastern Conference.  Kyrie Irving is young and still has so much potential to grow and progress in his career.