The Celtics and Cavaliers sent shockwaves throughout the NBA earlier this week by agreeing to a blockbuster trade involving Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas.
Now, the Cavaliers are reportedly seeking another asset from the Celtics, likely a future draft pick, or the trade could be vetoed.
According to ESPN.com, the Cavs were not satisfied with Isaiah Thomas’ physical, and the team is now asking for a revision to the original trade.
The Celtics own six first-round picks in the next two drafts, so Cleveland may covet one or more in addition to the Nets’ pick. It is unlikely Boston would add another player to the exisiting deal because it would hinder their depth.
While the two sides seem determined to get the deal worked out, it appears there is still quite a bit of fine-tuning to do before it becomes official.
Irving was sent to the Celtics for Thomas, Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Nets’ 2018 first-round pick. But Thomas, the main piece in the trade, is dealing with a hip injury. If he is unable to play, Cleveland would be dangerously thin at point guard next season.
Thomas, who will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018, has until Thursday to pass his physical.