03 Feb 2019 16:41:26
Lakers get Kyrie Irving

Celtics get KCP, Lonzo Ball, and the Lakers unprotected 2019 first round pick

This may seem like an underwhelming package for Kyrie, but one should consider that the Celtics only gave up IT, Crowder, Zizic, the Nets pick (Collin Sexton), and a second rounder for Kyrie when he had two years left on his deal. Kyrie only has half a season left on his deal, has continued to get injured, and has been a drama queen in Boston who feuds with the young guys. I'm not sure Kyrie is worth the huge contract he will demand from Boston and there is no guarantee he even stays in Boston.

The Celtics replenish the Nets pick with Lonzo, a new franchise point guard who you can pair with Tatum and Brown. The first from the Lakers more than makes up for the second rounder, and KCP is an expiring contract who will give the Celtics financial flexibility to re-sign guys like Marcus Morris. The C's stay patient and build for the future. This deal also works with Ingram instead of Lonzo, so the Celtics can have their choice between those guys.


1.) 03 Feb 2019
03 Feb 2019 21:15:47
Lot of issues with your trade. Celtics can get more for Irving than Lonzo and a 1st. KCP is a salary dump. Second KCP has veto power and would veto the deal. The most important thing. Can you image Magic Johnson and Danny Ainge making a deal that sends Irving to Los Angeles? I don't.