Cavs Seeking Addition Of Jaylen Brown Or Jayson Tatum To Trade

Cavs Seeking Addition Of Jaylen Brown Or Jayson Tatum To Trade

League sources have now told ESPN that the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to hold a telephone call today to talk about the uncertain status of the Kyrie Irving trade.

Wojnarowski added the Celtics will resist improving their offer for Irving.

"Cleveland is going to try to inquire about a couple of the Celtics' young players, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, who they tried to get in the original trade". A pair of second round picks could suffice, but it is also appealing to request a future first-round pick far in the future in case Boston fails to continue their Eastern Conference success. Neither the Cavaliers or the Celtics would likely want to deal with the drama of having unhappy players they just traded back in their locker room.

The deadline to report and submit a physical for players in the trade is 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers are both trying to set up for a championship run this season and prepare for their future, with LeBron James able to opt out after the year.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers had Isaiah Thomas in for his physical on Friday. "And so there's going to be a showdown between these two teams that may extend over a couple more days". The Cavs are seeking an additional asset in order to finalize their trade of Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for a package including Isaiah - and they are reportedly aiming very high.

Thomas, 28, will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018, and could still re-establish his market value with a strong performance and a return to his quick, explosive self.

JIMMY BUTLER: After spending six seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the three-time all-star went to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with No. 16 overall draft pick Justin Patton in a draft-night trade that sent guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn plus No. 7 overall pick Lauri Markkanen to Chicago. The speculation now would be that the Cavaliers believe that surgery is necessary and that Thomas would miss much more of the season than originally feared. They have until Thursday to complete the trade.

Another picture of Crowder in Cavs gear while standing in a hospital room also made its rounds on the Internet, which may have been taken while undergoing his physical for Cleveland.

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