Sometimes you just have to tip your hat as the Cleveland Cavaliers new general manager Koby Altman pulls off a blockbuster trade for his disgruntled All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving by fleecing the Boston Celtics.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Cleveland Cavaliers are in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic
Tampering with another team’s player is supposed to be serious, but all too often in the NBA there is more than subtle evidence something untoward has been going on like in the case of the Lakers and superstar Paul George. No Magic wink-wink allowed.
In perhaps the most obvious face saving move ESPN could make after their Summer Forecast had the Toronto Raptors going 47-35 next season and ending up in fourth place, they produce a panel that flip flops on that doubtful prediction.
The Toronto Raptors took a good look at K.J. McDaniels prior to the draft in 2014, but opted for an even rawer talent in Bruno Caboclo with the 20th pick.
Playing in California (and by inference New York), American athletes will only cough up about one percent less to the tax man than in Toronto. The good news for Raptors fans is players are still picking where they want to go based on winning, ownership, coaching, and lifestyle anyway.
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri, “You got to give (the young guys) a shot to play and that’s just the way our team is built.”