Kyrie Irving – Isaiah Thomas trade can be vetoed by Cavaliers

After providing Isaiah Thomas his physical, the Cleveland Cavaliers were not satisfied with the deal that they made with the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers were not informed that much of the extent of the injury of Thomas and that they are now looking for more assets in addition from what they already got.

The Cavaliers traded star Kyrie Irving to the Celtics and received Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Nets’ 201 unprotected first-round pick. While many observers believed that the both teams won in that trade, the Cavaliers are reportedly asking for more pieces from the Celtics because of what they have found out on Thomas’ hip.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowki reported on Sportscenter that the Cavaliers are asking about Jayson Tatum and second-year wing Jaylen Brown.

“Now, Cleveland is going to try to inquire about a couple of the Celtics’ young players, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, who they tried to get in the original trade, that is very unlikely,” Wojnarowski said. “But Boston still has a war chest of future first-round picks of their own, and some picks they control from other teams, and Cleveland is going to try to get one more of those to finalize this deal.”

While the Cavs desire is to have one of those players as an addition to the recent trade. Because of the intention of the Cavaliers to get more from the original trade, Boston is now in a position to grant the demand or not. Though the Celtics have already given too much to get Irving, they may not have enough to offer.

In connection with this, Boston is unwilling to add any pieces at all and that they claimed they were fully up-front about Thomas’ hip injury during the negotiations.

“Boston is resisting, and will initially at least, resist this idea,” Wojnarowski said. “Boston believes that it was completely transparent with Cleveland about where Thomas was physically, his rehab. Cleveland’s version of this is that they didn’t realize how long Thomas could potentially be out this season, he’s in the final year of his contract, and obviously, that matches up with what will likely be the final year of LeBron’s current deal, and so there’s going to be a showdown between these two teams that may last a couple more days.”

Though the Cavaliers have the ability to rescind the trade, it would not be the best option. The Cavaliers can never have another team that could give more than the Celtics. Moreover, if the Cavs will veto the trade, they will be back to zero, looking for a team to absorbed Irving, who already expressed his demand of a trade.

Will the Celtics give another piece?