Celtics agree to deal Isaiah Thomas to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Boston, MA May 25, 2017: After the Cavaliers series clinching victory, injured Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (right) came onto the floor, here he exchanges a hand with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (left). The Boston Celtics hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the TD Garden (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

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The Celtics are trading Isaiah Thomas, an All-Star last year, for another All-Star: Kyrie Irving, who had said he wanted to get out of Cleveland.

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Irving wanted out of Cleveland, and well-stocked Boston was able to pull off the deal.

In Tuesday’s statement, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge praised Isaiah Thomas. “Isaiah embodied what it meant to be a Celtic.”

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