Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Monday that he is not sure Thomas will be ready for the start of training camp.
Sources told ESPN that while Cleveland is not sure when Thomas will be able to return to the court, the Cavaliers have no short-term concerns about the injury.
Also, the Royals and Rangers both made four-rung moves up while keeping their wild-card hopes alive by keeping up with the even more surprising Angels.
The biggest declines came from the teams that have similarly plummeted towards the back of the pack in the race for October, with the Rays' eight-place slide reflecting their fading fortunes.
Scribner, who is filling in for the injured JC Ramirez, yielded three runs over five innings against the Rangers on Thursday.
The rookie right-hander is set to make his second career start against the A’s. Over his last three starts, spanning 20 innings, Graveman has allowed five runs and is 2-1.
At the time, Irving said that he wanted to play in a situation in which he could be more of a focal point and that he no longer wanted to play alongside Le Bron James, sources said.
Tuesday night, in response to a fan's video on Twitter thanking Irving, James tweeted: Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge noted the bittersweet nature of Tuesday's trade."This has obviously been a roller coaster of a day for us, trading away Isaiah and Jae and Ante, especially Isaiah and Jae, who have been such a big part of our team and our success and our Celtic culture as leaders of our team. "At the same time, a very exciting time [to add] one of the best offensive players in the league." Ainge said that it was a very tough phone call to inform Thomas, who had emerged as the face of the franchise since he arrived at the trade deadline in February 2015.
Irving, 25, requested a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert."But acquiring a 25-year-old perennial All-Star, a player that fits a timeline for us and is a fantastic offensive player, one of the best offensive players in the league, you have to pay a heavy price."Pressed on the difficulty of giving up the unprotected Brooklyn pick, Ainge noted, "We valued it from the time we got it, and it's still very valuable. It's that simple."Irving has three years and million left on his contract, but he can opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season. Thomas, 28, led the Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists over 33.8 minutes per game during the regular season.The Celtics posted on Instagram that Irving will wear No. Thomas has spent the offseason recovering from a right hip injury that kept him out of the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals. Ainge said Thomas' injury did play "some" into his making the deal.The actor's recent GQ Style interview brought out new questions and topics of debate for the divorce that shook Hollywood: Is Brad Pitt the victim? What's going to happen to Brad Pitt's love life now—especially what with all that pottery.But it also shined a light on an issue that's been slowly coming to the surface: Was Brangelina the last true Power Couple?