The NBA Podcast | Who won the Kyrie Irving trade?

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving speaks after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland, early Thursday, June 8, 2017. Golden State won 118-113. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
AP Photo/Ron Schwane

In this episode of The NBA PodcastMorten Jensen, Sarah Cilea and Bryan Toporek discuss both sides of the blockbuster Kyrie Irving trade from earlier this week.

Did the Boston Celtics overpay for Irving? How will he fit in Brad Stevens’ system? Why did they cash in on Irving rather than Paul George or Jimmy Butler? Are they better or worse than they would have been if they rolled back the same core?

How will Isaiah Thomas fit alongside LeBron James and Kevin Love? Does this trade make the Cleveland Cavaliers more competitive against the Golden State Warriors? Will it be enough to convince LeBron to re-sign with them next summer? If he leaves, how does it affect Cleveland’s long-term outlook?

Check out the episode to hear Morten, Sarah and Bryan discuss all of that and more.

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