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2018 Schedule
51-31, 1st in Central
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Wojnarowski on Celtics-Cavs deal and more

ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski delves into the Kyrie Irving trade to the Celtics, if Isaiah Thomas is a max player, if the trade will entice Dwyane Wade to join the Cavaliers and more.

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Goodman on Thomas' hip injury and more

ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Goodman weighs in on how much Isaiah Thomas' hip injury played a role in his trade to the Cavaliers, if other deals were on the table and more.

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Short wait for Celtics-Cavs matchup

It won't be long before Cavaliers fans see Kyrie Irving sporting Celtic green, as the 2017-18 regular season opens with Boston at Cleveland. Isaiah Thomas will make his return to TD Garden shortly after the calendar turns to 2018.

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Irving, Thomas latest stars to change addresses

There have been six players selected as All-Stars in 2017 to switch teams this summer, the most in one offseason in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. And that doesn't even include nine-time All-Star Chris Paul, who missed the game last season for the first time since 2006-07.

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Irving-IT4 trade shakes up MVP odds

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook sees the blockbuster between the Cavaliers and Celtics as virtually even, not changing either team's odds to win the NBA title. However, the deal does boost the MVP stock of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, while Isaiah Thomas sees his chances plummet.

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Cavs add premium asset in Brooklyn pick

Based on projections via our Summer Forecast, the Cavaliers will land the No. 2 pick from the Nets in next year's draft. Picking there, Cleveland could take a star freshman from Duke with the talent to be the top pick.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics posted on Instagram that newly acquired Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 for the team. Irving's familiar No. 2 is retired in Boston for Red Auerbach.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Cleveland will also generate a $5.8M trade exception from the trade. The Cavaliers will have until next August to use.

How does trade for IT4 effect LeBron's future? (0:55)
Do Celtics deserve a C for Kyrie trade? (1:20)
Kyrie trade severs one-two punch in Cleveland (1:02)
Kyrie and IT4 match up evenly (1:26)
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9hDave McMenamin

Cavaliers feel trade with Boston 'just felt right'

The Cleveland Cavaliers waited for the right deal after Kyrie Irving's trade demand, and they found it with their biggest rival in the Eastern Conference.

Kyrie getting his chance to be 'the man' (2:10)
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The stats behind the Irving-Thomas trade

A year after facing off in the Eastern Conference Finals, the star guards have switched teams.

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The Cavaliers-Celtics trade is the first offseason deal in NBA history with players who met in the previous year's NBA Finals or Conference Finals. (Via Elias Sports Bureau).

LeBron, Isaiah share mutual respect (0:32)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Astoundingly, only four of the 15 players from last year's Celtics team that made the Eastern Conference finals remain in Al Horford, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier. Since the end of the season, the Celtics have traded Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Avery Bradley, and bid farewell to key contributors in Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Gerald Green, and Jonas Jerebko.

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Kyrie Irving went from 50-to-1 to 25-to-1 to win NBA MVP per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Isaiah Thomas went from 30-to-1 to 100-to-1.

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Kyrie Irving was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Isaiah Thomas was the last pick (60th overall) in that same draft).

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Kyrie Irving averaged 22.4 points in 3 seasons with LeBron James, the most points by any James' teammate in his career.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.34th
Rebounds Per Game43.812th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed107.220th

Team History


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