News broke over the weekend that the team physical revealed the condition of Isaiah Thomas’ hip is worse than expected, and is now jeopardizing the Kyrie Irving trade with the Cavs.
Several reports say the Cavs are demanding additional compensation from the Celtics to complete the trade, but the Celtics are scoffing at the idea of adding rookie Jayson Tatum to the deal.
In this situation, Colin thinks Boston is trapped because the word on Thomas’ health is out, and Celtic fans, media, and the owner are already anticipating the arrival of their franchise point guard for the next 10 years. The Cavs have all the leverage to bolster the deal and demand Tatum or Jaylen Brown.
Colin thought Boston won the trade initially because they landed the star in the deal, but if Cleveland can add Tatum, he thinks it’s reasonable to say the Cavs came out on top.