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Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a draft pick

Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a draft pick

Kyrie Irving's next cross-over will come against the Cavaliers. Cleveland's All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics in exchange for star Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder and a 2018 first-round draft pick, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press.

Since Irving made his stunning request, the defending Eastern Conference champions have been looking for a trade partner. They found the perfect one in the Celtics, who will now build around Irving and newly signed free agent Gordon Hayward.

Irving's first regular-season game for Boston will be against Cleveland as the Cavs will...

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