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Former Miami Heat 2nd-round draft pick seals Irving-Thomas deal

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A 2015 trade between Miami and Boston closed the Cavs-Celtics trade.

NBA: Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas deal was amended to include a 2nd-round draft pick the Boston Celtics obtained from the Miami Heat in 2015, per ESPN.

“With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade.”

“The 2020 pick that Cleveland will receive from Miami was sent to Boston in the Zoran Dragic salary dump in July 2015.”

The official announcement on July 27th said,

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have traded guard Zoran Dragic to the Boston Celtics, along with a 2020 second-round draft pick and cash considerations, in exchange for a protected 2019 draft pick.

Jae Crowder’s draft rights were held for a while by the Heat in 2009-10. From basketball-reference,

June 25, 2009: Traded by the New Orleans Hornets (as a future 2012 2nd round draft pick) with a 2010 2nd round draft pick to the Miami Heat for Marcus Thornton.

July 10, 2010: Traded by the Miami Heat (as a future 2012 2nd round draft pick) with a 2011 2nd round draft pick, a 2013 1st round draft pick and a 2016 1st round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for LeBron James.

Ironic how traded draft picks have a strange way of coming back to haunt people down the road.