Are the Cleveland Cavs Better After Trading Kyrie to the Celtics?

Updated: August 23, 2017

Kyrie Irving got his wish and he has now been traded away from Cleveland. The Cavs have acquired Jae Crowder and Isiah Thomas in return for Kyrie Irving. The Cavs also got the coveted Brooklyn Nets pick which may be the #1 overall selection.

Wow, just wow. Danny Ainge is pushing the chips in the middle of the table and going for it with the Kyrie/Hayward/Tatum core and Cleveland is quietly poised for another deep run and if they cannot retain Love, Thomas or Lebron the Nets pick steps right into the rebuild.

So the Cavs got a MVP candidate, a solid big, and a lottery pick for Kyrie. Not bad.