Blockbuster Celtics-Cavaliers NBA deal reportedly could be in trouble Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 23: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates late in the fourth quarter of their 112 to 99 win over the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Not so fast.

The blockbuster deal that would send Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics may be in trouble as the Cavs examine the medical reports of one of the key pieces in the deal.

Point guard Isaiah Thomas is set to be included in the deal, but, according to NBA insider Adrian Wajarnowski, there may be some issues with his physical.

Thomas missed the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals with a hip injury, and Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Thomas might not be ready to start the season.

The reported deal includes Thomas, Ante Zizic, and Jae Crowder, as well as the 2018 Brooklyn Nets pick in exchange for Irving.

Irving has reportedly wanted out of Cleveland all summer as his relationship with LeBron James has seemingly deteriorated

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
View More Articles

Stories You Might Like