Kyrie Irving traded to the Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers have been considering Irving trade options since he asked management after the season for a deal. The Celtics have been considered a possible trade partner from the beginning because they have a replacement point guard, Thomas, to send to Cleveland as well as several other assets.
Both Thomas and Irving are coming off career seasons as scoring point guards that helped lead their teams to the Eastern Conference finals. Irving, who reportedly requested a trade after losing in The Finals back in June, averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds last season. Thomas finished third in the league with 28.9 points per game to go along with 5.9 assists and 2.7 boards.