Trade talks have reportedly resumed.
Last week, news broke that Kyrie Irving had been traded to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected pick.
The trade, however, is contingent on each player passing a physical, and that has created a massive snag in the deal. It was reported earlier that Isaiah Thomas, who is still recovering from a hip injury, could miss significant time.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers wanted further compensation from the Celtics in order to go through with the trade.
After initially allegedly seeking a high draft pick, the Cavaliers have settled on a late first round, or second round pick.
Cleveland and Boston officials started to engage each other on a solution on Tuesday, league sources told ESPN. Cleveland is no longer seeking one of the Celtics’ top young players or significant draft picks, league sources said. The Cavaliers could be inclined to complete the deal for a late first-round pick or second-round considerations, league sources said.
That’s a huge step from where the conversation was just a few days ago. The two teams had stopped conversations, but Woj reported on Tuesday that Boston and Cleveland had reopened trade negotiations.