It isn’t like Isaiah Thomas has been hiding from the media since the blockbuster trade that would send him from Boston to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving was announced just over a week ago.
Thomas was in Las Vegas supporting his good friend Floyd Mayweather last weekend and with every member of sports media present at the T-Mobile Arena, it would have been easy to get a few words with the point guard.
— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) August 27, 2017
The trade deal is stalled and both teams have a reported deadline of Thursday to make it happen or not.
The sticking point is that medical evaluation, which the Cavs are a little concerned with, according to people close to the situation.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 24, 2017
Cleveland now wants more compensation from Boston many reports have cited. In the original trade – which was announced by both teams last Tuesday night – the Cavaliers were shipping Irving to Beantown in exchange for Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Nets’ 2018 first-round pick (owed to the Celtics to round out the 2013 Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade to Brooklyn).
— GT Men's Basketball (@GTMBB) August 28, 2017
To many, the additional assets the Cavs are asking for is too much. The teams says they weren’t aware of the severity of Thomas’ injury, that the All-Star could miss the beginning of the season.
Danny Ainge and the Celtics have said they’ve been transparent about Thomas’ hip injury the entire time.
What did IT4 have to say about it? Adrian Wojnarowski asked him.