Kyrie Irving traded for Isaiah Thomas: Winners, losers, predictions, repercussions and more

Kyrie Irving traded for Isaiah Thomas: Winners, losers, predictions, repercussions and more

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - August 23, 2017 - 1:01:12

On today's show Andrew Sharp makes a triumphant return from vacation to join Ben Golliver for an emergency podcast breaking down the Cavaliers' trade of Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for a package that includes Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a first-round pick. Did Cleveland's rookie GM Koby Altman hit a home run? How will the move affect LeBron James's future with the Cavaliers? Why did Danny Ainge decide to trade for Irving when previous trades involving superstars repeatedly failed to materialize? Were Celtics fans ready to move on from Thomas? Will Irving thrive or stumble without James? Will Irving's return to Cleveland be the most anticipated regular-season game since LeBron's return to Cleveland with Miami? Who wins the East in 2018? And did the Warriors wind up the big winners yet again?

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