The deal has the potential send a ripple effect across the league. While it's less starpower, the trade ensures - regardless of James' decision next season - the team will continue to compete and quickly rebuild if necessary. I still feel that way a bit, but make no mistake about it, they sold low on Jimmy Butler.
Despite losing their second-best player, it would be a surprise for Cleveland to fail to reach the Finals.
Speaking of Golden State, the Warriors are -160 money line favorites to repeat as NBA Finals champions this upcoming season. The general consensus around the league and National Basketball Association community is that Irving is the superior player to Thomas, and as he's much younger, trading for him required all the assets the Cavs received in exchange. But of all the teams to trade with, few expected the Cavs to hand one of the NBA's most important players to their biggest rival in the Eastern Conference - the Boston Celtics. Others, however, argue that Thomas is nothing but a volume shooter who managed to work his way to the top of a Celtics team desperate for a leader.
He said that while the deal is now a "gamble trade", but said the addition of a first round pick for next year's draft is an important part of the deal. And at the age of 28, he's three years older than Irving.
Kyrie Irving dribbles during a Men's Gold Medal basketball match between Serbia and US at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 during the Olympic Games. He's a versatile defender that could be extremely valuable in a seven-game series against Kevin Durant and the Warriors. As the roster stands today, Al Horford is the only starter remaining from Boston's 2016-2017 season.
The CelticstradedAvery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons for Marcus Morris in order to give Hayward a max contract. Along with Thomas, Cleveland received Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first round pick.
On Tuesday, James retweeted one Cavs fan's response to the trade. James' chances of winning the award went from 6/1 to 5/1, and Thomas' odds dropped from 30/1 all the way down to 100/1.
Instead, they are left with a young cast led by Irving and all-star small forward Gordon Hayward.
Barclays Capital maintained Foot Locker, Inc . (NYSE:FL) from Outperform to Market Perform in a report released on 08/18/2017. The bench trial took place in the United States District Court for the Southern District of NY , before Judge Katherine B.
Symptoms of the severe form of West Nile virus include: high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, disorientation and confusion. This year, 29 of Ohio's 88 counties have reported West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes collected as part of state monitoring.
Winds blew between 0 and 3 miles per hour from 9:51 a.m.to 10:51 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Four people were seriously hurt, the spokesperson said, and were taken to New York Cornell Hospital.
Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, captured 39 percent of the primary vote, per the Associated Press . Moore is the only judge in history to lose his job as Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court, twice.
China, the most important player in East Asia, has enormous geo-strategic stakes in ensuring stability along the Korean Peninsula. Simmering tensions between the USA and North Korea have led to many questions around how a clash between the two would result in.
Guests will also be able to watch a live-feed of the total solar eclipse from locations that are in the path of totality. Then an eclipse-viewing demonstration takes place at 11:15 a.m. followed by live NASA coverage beginning at 11:45 a.m.
With largest amount of founds and new leadership the SoundCloud will now need to look at reducing costs and monetizes the service. After the funding round, Ljung explained that the company "is set up as an even greater team for the decade (s) to come".
At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured after at least eight carriages of a train derailed in northern India . Some dead bodies have also been recovered", fire and emergency officer Naresh Kumar told AFP.
With this being the second preseason game for both teams, we can expect to see a little more action out of the starters. The Panthers tangled with the Titans for a pair of joint practices this week, setting up their tilt on Saturday.
From Mars to Hell in DOOM VFR
This is great news and it goes hand in hand with Bethesda's upcoming releases. Fallout 4 VR is available for pre-order for $59. If you can't make it to the show, cheer up.
Mets acquire Jacob Rhame from Dodgers
Watch as Curtis takes the time to make his rounds to thank ALL of those who worked for the Mets before heading to his new team. The Dodgers made room for Granderson by optioning former All Star centerfielder Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Entertainer Jerry Lewis Is Dead
Following a joint performance in 1946, one of the greatest partnerships in the history of entertainment was born. Stars of the stage and screen have taken to twitter to pay tribute to the legendary Lewis .
Rogers Cup: Roger Federer cruises into semifinals
World number seven Alexander Zverev will be in action at the China Open in October this year, the tournament has announced. Mannarino became the fourth established ATP player this week to fall at the hands of the 18-year-old lefthanded Canadian.