One of the biggest moves of last year’s offseason was when the Boston Celtics traded Isiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving. Isaiah had made a huge impact on the development of the Celtics in the 2017 season and the sacrifice of the point guard helped push the Celtics a step closer to a championship.
The decision was certainly a controversial one with Isaiah Thomas in such good form but it was recently revealed that it was a unanimous decision by everyone within the Boston franchise.
In an interview with Chris Forsberg of ESPN, the Boston Celtics General Manager, Danny Ainge, discussed that “everybody” in their organization “unanimously” voted for the Isaiah Thomas trade that helped secure Irving to the Celtics.
“I feel like there’s opportunities that you have to look at and explore, and Kyrie was one of those opportunities that, unanimously, internally it was something that we all felt like we should do,” Danny Ainge said. “Everybody, unanimously, wanted to do it.”
Isiah Thomas has yet to hit the form he was in during the 2017 season after he missed most of the 2017-2018 season with a hip injury. His time in Cleveland didn’t last long at all and is now with the Denver Nuggets on a one-year deal worth $2 million.
Kyrie Irving showed how talented he still is with an impressive start to the 2018 season, but a knee injury ended his year prematurely and kept Kyrie out of the Celtics playoffs run. With the addition of Irving to the list in the postseason, the Celtics may well have beaten the Cavaliers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
It looks much more promising for the Celtics this upcoming season as Irving and Hayward are all set to return at full health. With the Eastern Conference looking much weaker now that LeBron is out of the East, there’s every chance that the Celtics may play in this year’s NBA Finals.