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Herald  Get to know new Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
Ira Winderman: Kyrie Irving bidding became too rich for Heat
Bill Livingston: Cavaliers unload false teammate Kyrie Irving
Analysis: Kyrie Irving gets a new address, but Cavs win trade
Green teamers love Kyrie Irving deal

Chris Fedor: Kyrie Irving's legacy with Cleveland Cavaliers solidified despite messy ending

Bulpett: With Kyrie Irving, Celtics now see themselves as NBA Finals-worthy
Celtics 'really excited' to begin Kyrie Irving era
Wyc Grousbeck on Celtics' motivation for trade: 'We didn't feel we were at the top'
Bulpett: With Kyrie Irving, Celtics now see themselves as NBA Finals-worthy
Trading Isaiah Thomas difficult decision for Danny Ainge, Celtics

Globe   Three cheers for Danny Ainge, who turned assets into star power
The Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade caused a major shift in the NBA MVP odds
Morning sports update: Here's a look at the Celtics' current depth chart
Here's why Kyrie Irving thinks the Earth is flat
Evan Turner thinks the 'Cavs came out big' after Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade
Why Tuesday's Celtics-Cavs trade was the first of its kind

Bill Simmons explained why Isaiah Thomas was so special to Celtics fans

Jayson Tatum was 'just as surprised as everyone else' by the arrival of Kyrie Irving
Read the Celtics’ statement on the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade
Celtics agree to deal Isaiah Thomas to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving
Celtics turn over roster in no time
Celtics made instant upgrade in speedy blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving

And Celtics open the season against — the Cavaliers

Meet Kyrie Irving’s dad, Drederick — a former BU star
Five things you may not know about Kyrie Irving
Three cheers for Danny Ainge, who turned assets into star power
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck calls trade ‘bittersweet’ but necessary
Here’s how the Celtics have transformed this summer

CelticsBlog  Kyrie Irving trade shows why evaluating Danny Ainge is really damn hard
Boston Celtics trade for Kyrie Irving: The Spectrum of Possible Outcomes
Filling out the Boston Celtics roster
CelticsBlog reacts to Kyrie Irving becoming a Boston Celtic
How Danny Ainge took the Celtics from Paul Pierce to Kyrie Irving in 5 trades
Celtics trade Isaiah Thomas, Nets Pick, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic to Cavs for Kyrie Irving

Celtics Green  Random Thoughts on Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Kyrie Irving and More
ESPN  Pelton NBA trade grades for Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas deal - Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers
The stats behind the Irving-Thomas trade
NBA - LeBron James takes high road with Twitter reaction to Kyrie Irving trade
Mookie Betts on Isaiah Thomas leaving Boston: It was kind of shocking - Boston Red Sox Blog
Jayson Tatum excited to be staying with Celtics and getting the chance to play with Kyrie Irving
How much does Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas trade shake up East standings?

Lex Nihil Novi  Ainge Quietly Retains Theo Ratliff's Expiring Contract
The Sports Daily  Done Deal – Celtics trade Isaiah, BKN pick in deal for Kyrie Irving
What Just Happened?
An Appreciation of Isaiah Thomas, or, "The Smallest Man; The Broadest Shoulders"
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Irving trade reaction show

CLNS Media  Celtics Send Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, 2018 Nets Pick to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving
Celtics.com   Ainge Trade Conference Call: 'Exciting Time'
Irving is a Superstar, and Superstars Win Titles
Celtics Acquire Four-Time All-Star Kyrie Irving

CSNNE  Cleveland trade reaction: More inevitable than disappointing
Danny Ainge: Isaiah Thomas's hip may cause 'a little bit of delay' at season's start Winners and losers of the Kyrie Irving trade
Time for a new NBA 2K18 cover - Will it be Kyrie Irving in Boston Celtics green?
Five reasons why the Celtics are the best fit for Kyrie Irving
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum on Duke reunion with Kyrie Irving: 'Just as surprised as everyone else'
DJ Bean: Isaiah Thomas became the unlikeliest of heroes with the Boston Celtics

NESN  Isaiah Thomas Didn’t Have To Win Title To Be Loved Forever By Celtics Fans
Celtics’ Final Haul From 2013 Nets Trade Truly Is A Sight To Behold
‘NBA 2K18’ Cover Is Pretty Awkward Now That Kyrie Irving Is A Celtic
Recapping Celtics Players Who’ve Come, Left During Busy NBA Offseason
Celtics Fans Inexplicably Burn Isaiah Thomas Jerseys After Kyrie Irving Trade

NBA Rumors: Some Celtics Players ‘Weren’t That Fond Of’ Isaiah Thomas

Celtics-Cavs Trade: These Questions Must Be Answered Before ‘Winner’ Can Be Named
Why Stephen A. Smith Gives ‘Slight Edge’ To Cavs In Kyrie Irving Trade
Jayson Tatum Is Excited Fellow Dukie, Kyrie Irving, Is Joining Celtics
NBA rumors: Cavs Tried Kyrie Irving-Klay Thompson Swap Before Celtics Deal

Celtics Hub  The Kyrie Irving Trade Seems Really Bad
WEEI  Flashback: ESPN NBA analyst Amin Elhassan said Kyrie Irving could 'never play in Boston'
ESPN's Jeff Goodman on K&C: Isaiah Thomas helped Celtics attain credibility, but Kyrie Irving will help win titles
LeBron James says goodbye to Kyrie Irving on Twitter
Kyrie Irving almost certainly doesn't think the earth is flat


Celtics' Wyc Grousbeck on Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas blockbuster trade: 'We didn't feel we were at the top'

Concerns over injured hip played factor in trading Isaiah Thomas
Tomase: In appreciation of Isaiah Thomas, the improbable star who made rebirth of Celtics possible
Watch: Here's why Kyrie Irving has been called the best ball handler in NBA history
Chris Mannix on OMF: Kyrie Irving stays with Celtics long-term 'barring something crazy'
NBA insider says Isaiah Thomas was not liked by teammates


CBS Sports  Mannix: Easy To See Kyrie Irving Staying With Celtics For Long Term
Mike Gorman: Celtics Are A Better Team With Kyrie Irving
Jayson Tatum Wasn’t Sure If He Was Still A Celtic After Irving Trade
Closing The Book (Almost) On Infamous Celtics-Nets Blockbuster Trade
Isaiah’s Hip Concerned Celtics, But What About Kyrie’s Injury History?"
Winners & losers: Kyrie Irving to Celtics; Cavaliers snag Isaiah Thomas, Nets pick


Mass Live  Kyrie Irving 'thrilled' to join Celtics, team will have 'great chance' of re-signing him (report)
Danny Ainge: Celtics had some concern over Isaiah Thomas' hip, Kyrie Irving trade cost 'heavy price'
Kyrie Irving 'fits a timeline' for Boston Celtics, says Danny Ainge
Boston Celtics trade for Kyrie Irving: Who starts? Are the Celtics contenders? 15 big questions
Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 for Boston Celtics after Isaiah Thomas trade

Kyrie Irving trade wasn't first time Celtics offered a Brooklyn Nets pick, per Danny Ainge

Kyrie Irving trade: Celtics ownership says deal was 'bittersweet,' but team didn't feel it was 'at the top'
Who won the latest blockbuster NBA trade: Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics?
Kyrie Irving trade reaction: NBA players, Twitter respond to Boston Celtics blockbuster
Jayson Tatum: Kyrie Irving trade 'just as much of a shock to me as probably the average fan'

Kyrie Irving traded to Boston Celtics: 16 things to know about the new Celtics star

Kyrie Irving trade: Cavaliers contacted Warriors about deal involving Klay Thompson before Celtics blockbuster
Hardwood Houdini  Goodbye Isaiah Thomas
Boston Celtics Trade For Kyrie Irving: Reactions
Celtics Trade Away Identity for Kyrie Irving - What's Next?
Was The Megatrade Worth It For Boston?

Chowder and Champions   Boston Celtics lineup and rotation following the Irving trade
Where does Kyrie Irving trade leave the Boston Celtics?
Boston Celtics: I think I'm a little too excited to see Kyrie in Boston
Boston Celtics: An in-depth look at the Kyrie Irving trade
Hoops Habit  NBA Trade Grades: Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for big haul

Boston Sports Journal  Column: Irving-Thomas megatrade thrusts Celtics near top of Boston sports scene
Initial reaction: Did Celtics give up too much for Kyrie Irving?
Celtics aren't done making moves after Kyrie Irving trade
Mookie Betts had formed friendship with Isaiah Thomas last winter

What you need to know about Kyrie Irving

Exclusive: Co-owner Steve Pagliuca dishes on Kyrie Irving, challenge of moving on from Isaiah Thomas
Wyc Grousbeck on making Kyrie Irving trade: We weren't where we wanted to be
Celtics Q&A: Talking Irving trade with B-Robb at 3 p.m. ET

The Ringer   The Kyrie Irving–Isaiah Thomas Trade Is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen
Cleveland Found a Win-Win Situation With the Isaiah Thomas Trade
The Score  Watch: Celtics fans bid farewell to Isaiah Thomas by burning his jersey
Uproxx  Kyrie Irving Tried To Get Gordon Hayward To Come To Cleveland In 2014
Kyrie Irving Apparently Didn’t Want To Report To Cavs Training Camp
Rudy Gobert Trolled Isaiah Thomas After He Got Traded By The Celtics


The Tylt  Who won the latest blockbuster NBA trade: Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics?
Waiting for Next Year  Cavs trade Kyrie Irving to Boston for package including Isaiah Thomas and Nets 2018 draft pick
Clutch Points  Blazers news: Evan Turner Twitter breaking down the Cavs-Celtics trade
Sir Charles in Charge  Cleveland Cavaliers: Grading the Kyrie Irving trade
Hashtag Basketball  Isaiah Thomas Traded for Kyrie Irving

Heat Zone  What you should know about Heat power forward Jordan Mickey? He has something in common with Shaq
Total Pro Sports  Chicago Bulls' Younger Players Reportedly 'Can't Stand' Dwyane Wade (VIDEO)
WTop  On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade
Bleacher Report  Kyrie Irving Traded to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Draft Pick, More
NBC Bay Area  As Balance of Power Shifts Slightly in East, Should Warriors Be Worried?

Washington Post  Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade was a major deal that could have minor short-term impact
Ultimately, the Celtics were the only team in position to deal for Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving traded from Cavaliers to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, others
The Roar  Boston Celtics make the worst trade of the summer
Detroit Sports Nation  EDITORIAL: How does Kyrie Irving trade to Boston affect the Detroit Pistons?
SB Nation  Who is Ante Zizic and why is he part of the Kyrie Irving trade?

NBA.com  Cleveland Cavaliers maintain contention status, but still face uncertainty
GameTime: New Look Celtics
NBA players react to Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade
Sports on Earth  Kyrie and the biggest names to jump to a rival team.
Who won the blockbuster Celtics-Cavs trade?

Telegram  New Celt Aron Baynes knows what it takes to win ring
Cleveland.com  Celtics president Danny Ainge: Kyrie Irving's 'best years are ahead of him'
SI.com  Danny Ainge: Celtics GM says Thomas' hip factored in trade
Cavs, Celtics agree on Kyrie-Isaiah Thomas trade
Warriors challengers? Rockets, Thunder offer intriguing lineups

Hoops Hype  How much will Nets draft pick help the Cavaliers after Kyrie trade?
SF Gate  Kyrie-Isaiah deal rocks the NBA landscape
Yahoo  Isaiah Thomas Kyrie Irving trade Cavaliers 2018 NBA draft
LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Kyrie Irving's Boston Celtics sets the stage for East drama
CSN Philly   How are Sixers impacted by Cavaliers-Celtics blockbuster trade?

Fear the Sword  NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving for Boston for Isaiah Thomas, 2018 Nets pick
Barstool Sports  It Has Happened. The Celtics Have Traded For Kyrie Irving
USA Today  Danny Ainge spoke on his trading of Isaiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving
Sun Sentinel  ASK IRA: Have Celtics established themselves as next roadblock in the NBA East?
Slate The Kyrie Irving to Boston trade changes little.