Cleveland see Irving leave to go to Boston and takes Thomas as a successor
Kyrie Irving leaves at Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics play. Isaiah Thomas walks the opposite way.
The Celtics see, except Thomas also Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic to Cleveland leave. Irving (25) wanted to leave the Cavaliers, where he was in the shadow of star player LeBron James. In Boston, he hopes a more important role.
“I want to, on behalf of the entire club Kyrie Irving to thank you for six amazing years with our team,” says Cavaliers president Dan Gilbert. “From the moment in 2011 that we could attract at the draft it has been a joy to watch him play. With Irving, we could, in 2016, our first NBA title conquer.”
Last season lost to Cleveland in the final of the NBA of the Golden State Warriors. That team was in the final battle of 2015 is already too strong for the ‘Cavs’.
The 28-year-old Thomas has played since 2015 with the Celtics. Despite its small length of 1.75 metres made the point guard a lasting impression with an average of 28.9 points in the past season. Only Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) and James Harden (Houston Rockets) had last season, a better average.