The blockbuster trade that will send Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas, among others to the Cleveland Cavaliers is currently in limbo.
The results of Thomas' physical have the Cavaliers concerned -- enough so that voiding the trade has become a viable option. Per NBA collective-bargaining rules, a team can void a trade if a player fails a physical.
Thomas is currently recovering from a right hip injury that caused him to miss the last three games of the 2017 Eastern Conference finals.
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According to reports, the Cavs are seeking more assets -- most likely future draft picks -- from the Boston Celtics.
If the Celtics refuse to sweeten the deal, the Cavs could potentially veto the trade, sending all of the pieces back to their previous teams.
Recently released odds from market-setting offshore sportsbook BookMaker.eu remain strongly in favor of the blockbuster trade going through before the start of the 2017-18 NBA regular season.
Will the Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland trade go through before the start of the 2017-18 NBA regular season?
Yes -175 (Wager $175 to gain $100)
No +145 (Wager $100 to gain $145)
Pending an agreement from both sides on an extension, the deadline for the trade to be completed is Thursday.
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Pick: Both teams can't afford to go back on this deal and I fully expect Boston and Cleveland to find a way to complete this trade.
The odds point to them being able to do just that. But with Thomas becoming a free agent in 2018 and clearly expressing his desire for a max contract, the Cavs are making sure the proposed deal works for both parties.