Cleveland Cavaliers

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Alex Reimer
October 17, 2017 - 2:21 pm
The Celtics are back in championship contention. But that’s not why Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers might be the most highly anticipated season opener in franchise history. The Celtics are at the center of the NBA universe, immersed in the ongoing drama the league thrives on. They acquired one...
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Alex Reimer
September 22, 2017 - 10:52 am
Last year, ESPN NBA analyst Amin Elhassan baselessly claimed Boston wouldn’t take kindly to Kyrie Irving if the star point guard ever played for the Celtics. Well, Elhassan is already being proven wrong, and training camp hasn’t even started yet. Irving’s Jeep broke down on the way to informal...
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Alex Reimer
September 18, 2017 - 1:12 pm
Kyrie Irving appears insistent on asserting his independence from LeBron James. In a captivating, yet uncomfortable interview on ESPN’s “First Take,” Irving bluntly stated he didn’t care to solicit James’ opinion on his trade request from the Cavaliers. Cleveland dealt Irving to the Celtics in late...
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Alex Reimer
September 07, 2017 - 2:05 pm
Isaiah Thomas revealed his true feelings about the blockbuster trade that sent him to Cleveland with a single glance. When Thomas was asked about leaving Boston after building the team back into a championship contender, his eyes darted towards teammate Jae Crowder. Then, he uttered three words...
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Alex Reimer
September 06, 2017 - 4:12 pm
Isaiah Thomas’ emotional farewell letter to Boston includes a profound observation on the double standard of free agency. The beloved ex-Celtics point guard says the surprise trade to Cleveland last month served as a reminder of who holds the power in professional sports. Even though Thomas played...
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Alex Reimer
August 31, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Roughly four months ago, Isaiah Thomas played the game of his life. The then-Celtics point guard exploded for 53 points against the Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, becoming just the fourth player in franchise history to reach the 50-point plateau in a postseason game. Boston...
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Alex Reimer
August 31, 2017 - 12:59 pm
Don’t place all of the blame for the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas drama on erratic Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. LeBron James may have been pushing the Cavaliers to back away from the deal as well. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor published a detailed overview of the trade negotiations, which mercifully...
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Alex Reimer
August 31, 2017 - 12:05 pm
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is the most prolific and trustworthy NBA Insider out there. But when it comes to the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas saga, he was wrong pretty much every step of the way. The drama started last Friday night, when Wojnarowski reported the Cavaliers were dissatisfied with the...
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Alex Reimer
August 30, 2017 - 10:58 pm
The Cavaliers held up the Celtics for eight days over a second-round pick. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Celtics will send a 2020 second-round selection to the Cavaliers in order to complete the blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade that was agreed upon last Tuesday. In addition to...
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Alex Reimer
August 29, 2017 - 1:51 pm
The Celtics and Cavaliers are facing a Thursday deadline to either finalize their blockbuster trade or extend the negotiation window. But on some levels, it seems as if the deal has already gone through. Last Tuesday, the Cavaliers agreed to send Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah...
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