After a month of waiting, the Kyrie Irving trade between the Celtics and Cavs went from rumor to done deal in about an hour, last night. Boston gets Kyrie Irving, and Cleveland gets Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, something named Ante Zizic and the Nets 2018 1st round pick.
Colin thinks Boston won the trade because he believes the team that gets the star always wins the trade, but he doesn’t think the Cavs aren’t done dealing yet in their pursuit to keep LeBron from leaving for L.A. next year, and will use the assets from this trade to flip in another deal in an attempt to convince him to stay.
He sees the Cavs will still win the East this year, but the Celtics should be the Eastern Conference favorites starting in 2019, and go on a 4 or 5 year run as the dominant team in the conference.
Watch Colin’s full take on Kyrie to the Celtics: