It was reported that nothing new was revealed in Isaiah Thomas’ physical
The blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers could not have gone any messier. There still has been no word of the Cavaliers reaching out to the Celtics, but Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers may have reservations about the physical that would be enough to make them turn back on the trade.
Today, it was reported that the Cavaliers really learned nothing new from the physical, and that does not look good for the Cavaliers (Via Yahoo). If there is nothing new from the physical, then there should be no issue maintaining the original agreement.
Unfortunately, there still has been no official word, and the two teams have until Thursday to figure this mess out. Given how rough this process has been, I would be shocked to find anything out before the actual deadline.
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We will not know anything for sure until the Cavaliers reach out to the Celtics, but after nothing changed with the physical, the Cavaliers lose all the supposed leverage they had while speculating if Thomas’ injury was worse than the Celtics had revealed.
Even if the Cavaliers ask for anything else, the only thing Danny Ainge would give up would be an inconsequential and heavily protected draft pick, and if that is the case it would not be worth renegotiating for the Cavaliers, with the risk that the Celtics bail out.
In the end, Thomas never could have been the focal point of this trade. The Cavaliers really are not going to get a better return for Kyrie Irving, and there is absolutely no way a return for Irving is possible after everything that has happened now.
There is a lot of confusion, but now that the physical has been done it should be simple, and the next step in this process should also be the last step.
Both sides are probably going to be left with a lot of awkwardness once all this is done, and every side looks worse if the original deal is not accepted. If nothing else, these players deserve to have this resolved as soon as possible