Report: Celtics could sign Thomas Robinson if Cavaliers finalize trade


The Cavaliers voiding their trade with the Celtics would screw up working conditions for Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder.

And maybe Thomas Robinson.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The 3-for-1 trade – I think Ante Zizic faces similar working conditions in either Cleveland or Boston – would open a regular-season roster spot on the Celtics. Prior to the deal, they had 16 players on standard contracts, one more than the regular-season limit.

Robinson would fit nicely as Boston’s third center, behind Al Horford and Aron Baynes. A rebounding specialist who spent last season with the Lakers, Robinson might even make the rotation if the Celtics try to preserve Horford by playing him more at power forward.

And if Boston and Cleveland complete this trade.