Ainge Pulls a Fast One: Kyrie a Celtic & Cavs Pick Up Isaiah 'Soon to Be Free Agent' Thomas

Zack Jones

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:37 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 1:37 PM UTC

Last night Danny Ainge did what he does best, and I am now locked in on the Celtics for the Eastern Conference title next year. 

And just like that, the LeBron/Kyrie breakup is official, as the Cavaliers and Celtics have agreed to trade the Flat Earther for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' first-round draft pick in 2018. 

Danny Ainge, you slick Mo-Fo.  

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Ok Cavs fans you know what to do..

— tony hartman (@tony_hartman) August 22, 2017

Cavaliers fans... Save your butane for next off season when Lebron jumps ship as well and you are left with an aging point guard who also is up as a free agent next offseason. And while Crowder manages a decent perimeter defender (also oddly enough a first round pick the Celtics snagged from the Nets), Cleveland still hasn’t managed to improve their team to the point that they can topple the freight train that is Golden State.  

Who came out on top in this trade? Let's ask the Odds Makers. 

Matthew Holt of Cantor Gaming joined us tonight to talk McGregor-Mayweather, but we couldn’t help but ask about the trade and how it changed both team's odds. 

Here is what he had to say. (18:06 mark)

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Player MVP odds shifted as well: 

L James 5/1 (from 6/1)  
K Irving 25/1 (from 50/1)  
I Thomas 100/1 (from 30/1) 

Do note that the Celtics moved from 15/1 all the way up to 10/1 after acquiring Gordon Hayward.

As a basketball fan, this made me smile...

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The NBA is too good to us. Kyrie to Boston means potential LBJ-Kyrie ECF AND resurgance of Lakers/Celts rivalry next yr if #LBJ2LA happens

— Daman Rangoola (@damanr) August 22, 2017

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