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Cavaliers reportedly asked for Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum, while Boston is hesitant to even give up a second-round pick.

It still seems like Kyrie Irving will be a Celtic and Isaiah Thomas will join the Cavaliers, but for now, trade talks have stalled. After Thomas underwent a physical for an injured hip, Cleveland is demanding more compensation and each side appears to have drawn a line in the sand.

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Cleveland will likely get one of these things, but the question is what.

The Cleveland Cavaliers want more compensation for Kyrie Irving after examining Isaiah Thomas’ injured hip in a physical, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday. The deal with the Boston Celtics currently stands as Irving for Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick.

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He turned down $70 million, only to walk away with a $4.1 million qualifying offer. Can he make that money up on his next NBA contract?

Nerlens Noel signed his $4 million qualifying offer with the Mavericks on Saturday. Thus ends the Nerlens Noel restricted free agent saga.

The saga was boring and uneventful for the most part. The Mavericks smartly sat on their hands, reportedly making one substantial offer and pulling it when Noel responded with a request for the maximum allowable under NBA rules.

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Thomas was a key piece of the Kyrie Irving trade, and if his health isn’t up to par, the Cavaliers can void the deal.

The Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving to the Celtics under the impression that Isaiah Thomas would pass his physical after a hip injury ended his playoffs early. But after taking that physical in Cleveland, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Cavaliers are still evaluating Thomas’s hip and weighing options with the completion of the trade.

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