That certainly didn't take long.
The Kyrie Irving trade talks have been pending for weeks after the star point guard politely requested a new location to the Cavs front office. Once he made his intentions known, Cleveland was on the clock.
On Tuesday the twitterverse exploded with rumors of a Kyrie-to-Boston deal. Those rumors were confirmed by Woj, Shams and just about every NBA insider with their ear to the ground. Now, we have a deal.
Cleveland and Boston have agreement on deal to send Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas package to Cavs, sources tell The Vertical— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2017
Both sides are receiving hefty trade pieces, according to league sources.
The Cavs will get Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and young big man Ante Zizic. While that in itself is a big return, Cleveland will also receive Brooklyn's first round pick in the 2018 draft, which could very well be first overall.
Celtics are sending Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick for Kyrie Irving, league sources tell The Vertical. https://t.co/gdaT9UjVGl— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2017
As part of the deal, Irving would have to waive his trade kicker, something he is reportedly willing to do, and who could blame him? With Kyrie in Boston, the battle for Eastern supremacy may very well have just flip-flopped.
Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that the two best teams in the East are still Boston and Cleveland, and the potential Eastern Conference Finals matchup has us craving for May already.