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Cavs' Altman Makes Presence Known With Irving Trade; Ainge, Celtics Going All In

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 17

The Cavaliers' trade of G Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for G Isaiah Thomas, F Jae Crowder, C Ante Zizic and a first-round pick satisfied the team's "short- and long-term goals of staying a championship contender in the now while saving for a rainy day" should LeBron James leave as a free agent next s...

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