Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to gain more assets from the Boston Celtics. After Cleveland’s Doctors investigated Isaiah Thomas hip the Cavs felt they were undersold on the severity of the injury. Hence, Cavs are looking to go back to the drawing board and sit with the Celtics. Danny Ainge may very well have known that the Thomas injury was worse than advertised. If that is the case Ainge will be known as a shyster.
Why Danny Ainge Cannot Afford for Cavs to Veto Deal
Moreover, Cavaliers have the ability to veto the deal. A veto would devastate both organizations. Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics would be relegated to the reputation of the New England Patriots. Fans would view Danny Ainge as a cheat and liar. The Cleveland Cavaliers GM would regain an unhappy Kyrie Irving. Irving made it extremely clear he would rather miss training camp and lose money than play for Cleveland.
Therefore, Irving is completely finished with the Cavs organization. Isaiah Thomas may have the same sentiments about Boston. Thomas played a playoff two days after losing his younger sister in a tragic car accident. Boston’s willingness to trade Thomas may generate feelings of ill will toward the Celtics. Isaiah Thomas can also let the organization know that he will not report to training camp or team activity.
Ball Is In The Player’s Court
A trade of this magnitude cannot be reversed. A veto leaves all of the leverage in the players’ hands. Each organization would have to desperately find another team do a potential deal. Even worse both the Cavs and Celtics would have to go back to the negotiating table and give up more.
Cleveland Cavaliers have shown interest in Jayson Tatum. However, Celtics are not willing to part with Tatum. Celtics may want to revise the deal and get Kevin Love in return for their trouble. A veto by the Cavs has all the makings of a nuclear disaster. The players involved will seek to leave their teams immediately.
Boston Celtics trading a potentially compromised Thomas damages both parties brands. Isaiah Thomas looks irresponsible not opting for surgery. Boston Celtics look conniving for not divulging the entire truth. Cavs organization already seems to only appreciate Lebron James. Cavs Organization has portrayed Kyrie Irving as hell bent on team domination. Media thinks Kyrie wants to be out of the shadow of Lebron James.
Both Organizations must solve this Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade debacle swiftly and discreetly. The more information leaked in the media means the more potential for both teams to lose a lot more .