Kyrie Irving playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers against his soon-to-be team, the Boston Celtics.
Kyrie Irving playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers against his soon-to-be team, the Boston Celtics. Tony Dejak

Celtics sweetener seals Kyrie Irving signing

KYRIE Irving's blockbuster NBA trade from Cleveland to Boston will go ahead after the teams reportedly struck an agreement following a late setback.

The deal, which will see the Celtics give up star Isaiah Thomas and plenty more, hit a snag earlier this week due to Cleveland's concerns about Thomas' physical condition.

However ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday a deal had been reached, with Boston clinching the deal by agreeing to throw in a 2020 draft pick on top of what was already on offer: Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round pick.

The agreement comes after All-Star point guard Thomas underwent his routine physical with the Cavaliers last week.

Thomas missed three games in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals because of a hip injury.

According to the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, a trade could have been voided if one of the players involved failed to pass a physical..

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