For the most part, this offseason has been nothing short of a disaster for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With one shocking move, however, it appears as if the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs, might finally be heading toward the light. Then again, that “light” could just be the brightness resonating from the star power of easily the most shocking trade in the NBA this summer.
Kyrie Irving wanted out of town, and the Cavaliers, with a little help from the Boston Celtics made it happen. In exchange for the superstar point guard, the C’s traded Cleveland a stud PG of their own in Isaiah Thomas, along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Net’s unprotected first-round pick in 2018. And just like that, things in the Eastern Conference will never been the same. Here’s a look at our initial thoughts on the monster move between these two NBA contenders.