The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics will talk Saturday to discuss the status of the trade that would send Kyrie Irving to Boston, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The deal’s viability has been question after the Isaiah Thomas underwent a physical in Cleveland on Friday and the Cavs became concerned about Thomas’ hip health. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the Cavs are concerned that Thomas will miss a significant portion of the 2017-18 season.
Thomas missed the last three games of the Eastern Conference Finals due to the hip injury. Celtics GM Danny Aigne told the media after the trade that Thomas’ hip played “some” part in the decision to trade Thomas.
According to Wojnarowski, the Cavs have until Thursday to veto the deal — giving the teams time to either negotiate a new trade framework, agree to the current deal or move on to a new team. When Cleveland talks to the Celtics, it’s possible they’ll ask for more in return. It’s also possibly, if not likely, that Boston will balk at that. Stay tuned.