Research Technologist

first_img Johns Hopkins University Similar jobs You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Research Technologist You need to sign in or create an account to save GeneralSummary/PurposeResearch Technologist will assist the Center forTuberculosis Research in studies evaluating new drugs and drugcombinations in in vitro and mouse models of mycobacterial lunginfection. Under direct supervision, the individual will beassigned projects for step-wise assessment of microbiologicefficacy, drug pharmacokinetics and drugresistance.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesThis description is a general statement of requiredduties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuousbasis. It does not exclude other duties asassigned.Coordinateand actively participate in conduct of in vitro and animalexperiments to evaluate new drugcandidatesCollect,organize and analyze experimentaldataAssist in thecultivation of pathogenic bacteria such as Mycobacteriumtuberculosis and non-tuberculousmycobacteriaResponsiblyhandle bio-hazardous material under Biosafety Level 2 and BiosafetyLevel 3 conditionsInfectanimals through the aerosol route using designatedequipment.Administerantibiotics or other anti-infectives to mice using injection ororal gavage routesPerformnecropsies on mice to collect infected organs (primarily lungs) forculture and/or genetic analysesPerform drugsusceptibility testing and mutational analysis on bacterialisolatesInteract withfaculty, lab and administrative staff, students, postdoctoralfellows, and outside vendors.Meet weeklywith the PI and selected staff to review recent data, troubleshootcurrent experiments, review new experimental protocols andprioritize new experimentsMaintainrecords of attendance at regulatory/training sessions (e.g.,biohazard, radiation safety, HIPPA,etc)Monitorinventory levels and proper storage of materials andsuppliesMaintain labsupplies, purchases, and forward paperwork to adminstaffDemonstrateorganization, curiosity, problem solving, resourcefulness, andflexibilityMinimumQualificationsBachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology,chemistry, or related field requiredPreferredQualificationsSome related post-undergraduate education and/orrelevant work experience preferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesKnowledgeable in Word, Excel, Powerpoint.Experience in bioinformatics and website development andmaintenance preferred.Classified Title:ResearchTechnologistWorking Title: ResearchTechnologist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range:$14.14 – $19.44; Commensuratewith ExperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:30pm; Up to 40 hours perweek Exempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious DiseasePersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Maryland, United States School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Share You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Research Technologist Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Research Technologist Twitter Save Research Technologist Maryland, United States Save Research Technologist LinkedIn More searches like this Research Technologist Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Facebook Johns Hopkins University Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

19 thoughts for 2019

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a few short days, we’ll pass into a new year. As 2019 approaches, many of us will reflect on where we are today with a thought on how we can improve.Along those lines, here are 19 “thoughts” for 2019.Never forget the power of one. As you look toward 2019, or tomorrow, never forget the power that resides within you. All of us are capable of changing ourselves, our homes, our careers, and even our communities. It isn’t easy. But it is within us all. Never forget or underestimate this power.Seek to understand. Too often, I judge before I try to understand. It is the curse of the manager. We are slowly, yet surely, trained to look for problems. To offer our two cents to “fix” things. Imagine if everyone focused on “understanding” first. continue reading »last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Take Aim at Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints have laid the perfect foundation for a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship run and starting Friday night will build towards the ultimate ending.The Saints put an exclamation mark on their regular season title on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-1 win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.The accomplishment of first overall cements home ice advantage for the entire BCIHL post-season that begins with a best-of-three series against the University of Victoria Vikes this weekend.“The hard work comes in the next couple of weeks and we are looking forward to getting that going,” says Saints captain Tanner Lenting.“We have the group in here to do it, it’s just going to be up to us to make it happen.”The Saints hold a 5-1 record against the Vikes this season, but the visitors come into Castlegar as the hottest team in the league having won five games in a row.UVIC’s line-up features senior Shawn Mueller who finished third in league scoring and Heritage City resident and former Nelson Leafs Carsen Willans who ended up eighth spot in the regular season point totals.Also on the Vikes roster from the Leafs are forwards Linden Horswill, Matt MacDonald and defenceman Austin Seaman.The best-of-three starts on Friday night the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex at 7 p.m. and continues Saturday night at the same time. If necessary, the third game will take place on Sunday with the puck dropping at 6 p.m.“The playoffs are a battle and we are going to have to be at our best,” says Saints third-year goaltender James Prigione.“Victoria is a very good team and they put lots of pucks to the net, but our upper hand is our hard work. Our team has a lot of depth and when everybody plays their role, we are successful.” Eastern Washington Provides Solid TestIn Saturday’s regular season finale, the visitors came into the game in last place and knowing they would not be playing in the post-season. That didn’t stop Eastern Washington from playing for pride and they came out flying, outshooting the Saints 11-8 in the first 20 minutes that remained scoreless.Though the Eagles continued to control play in the second period, Saints starting goaltender Steven Glass was solid between the pipes. With seven minutes left in the second period, Saints’ rookie sensation Dallas Calvin scored the first goal of the game on the powerplay.Four minutes into the final period, Selkirk forward Troy Maclise made it 2-0 and Calvin added his second goal of the game five minutes later. The Eagles got on the board with just over six minutes left in the game when Josh Rolfe made it 3-1, but Ryan Edwards scored into the empty net to make the final 4-1.“It’s nice to get in there,” says Glass, who notched his first win of the season and was named the game’s second star.“Eastern Washington had something to prove and they played a good game. For me, our team has great intensity in practice and it’s not too difficult to step into games like that.”Saints Out to Solidify Place in League HistoryPlayer turnover at the college level is one of the primary challenges for team management, but Selkirk College has managed to build a program based on sustained winning.Now poised to chase a fourth straight championship, the players credit the atmosphere that surrounds the team as a key ingredient in success.“The culture here is important,” says forward Steven Pantazopoulos, who arrived to the Saints from Thompson Rivers University in the 2014-2015 season and is gunning for his third championship.“In my first year, right away I realized that everybody is here to work hard. If you work hard then you get rewarded and if you instill that into the next group of guys it becomes a snowball effect.”The community has embraced the Saints over the last four seasons and the players feed off the large crowds that assemble for all the home games.“There is nothing better than playing at home, especially in this rink and with our fans,” says third-year defenceman Arie Postmus. “If we work hard and do what we are capable of, we should come out on top.”If the Saints win the semi-final series, they will also host the league final which will feature the winner of the Simon Fraser University/Trinity Western University series.The league final series is set for the March 18-20 weekend.last_img read more

Air Canada, Virgin Australia begin codeshare flights

first_imgAir Canada and Virgin Australia are kicking off the first phase of a strategic cooperation agreement with the sale of codeshare flights in North America and Australia.Air Canada customers flying on the carrier’s daily non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane and Melbourne are now able to book on connecting Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Christchurch and Auckland and earn Aeroplan miles. The codeshare also applies on Sydney-Brisbane, Sydney-Gold Coast and Brisbane-Wellington flights.Passengers travelling on Virgin Australia’s 18 return services per week between Australia and Los Angeles can now book connecting Air Canada codeshare flights to Calgary, Toronto and Montreal and receive Velocity frequent flyer points on services to the three cities.The codeshares apply to travel from June 1 and there are plans to extend the agreement, signed in 2016, to cover Vancouver at a later date. The airlines also plan to ultimately offer reciprocal frequent flyer redemption on each other’s flights.Air Canada flies a Boeing 777-200LR to Melbourne and a Boeing 787 to Brisbane and recently announced it would also operate direct flights to Melbourne on a seasonal basis from December 2017.“This codeshare agreement will make it easier for Australians to visit Canada and for Canadians to explore more of Australia and we are thrilled to be working with a world-class airline in Air Canada,’’ Virgin Australia Airlines group executive John Thomas said in a statement.“Canada is an important inbound tourism market for Australia, with visitors spending $A800 million in 2016 and visitor arrivals increasing by seven per cent on the previous year.”The codeshare agreement comes as Virgin low-cost unit Tigerair Australia announced it would start flying three times weekly services between Brisbane and Canberra from September 14.The LCC launched services from Melbourne to Australia’s capital in December last year and announced Friday it would add an additional weekly service on the route due to good consumer demand.The new service will lift the number of return flights between Melbourne and Canberra to eight per week from September 15, providing more than 200,000 seats a year.last_img read more

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The scope of what Obama’s involvement will be remains unknown, and it’s yet to be determined which existing club teams will be part of the league. Qualification tournaments will be held later this year to determine those clubs, with teams from Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia expected to be among those taking part. No nation will have more than two teams in the league.“As we’ve been talking about this concept over the last several months, there’s been a tremendous reception from many of our NBA team owners … and in addition, several of the partners of the NBA have expressed a strong desire to work with us in Africa,” Silver said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSilver said Pepsi and Nike’s Jordan Brand — Charlotte owner Michael Jordan was among the owners in the room where Silver made the announcement — are among the partners who have reached out to the NBA and said they want to be part of the Africa league. Silver also said that Obama, an enormous basketball fan, has told him he wants to “be directly involved with these activities in Africa.”Silver said talks between the NBA and Obama are ongoing. Obama spoke on a video that was shown during the event where Silver announced the league. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The 68th All-Star game will be played Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league’s plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations The league has an office in South Africa, has helped create 87 learn-and-play facilities in seven African nations, and 13 players who were born in Africa on opening-night NBA rosters this season. The league also built an academy in Senegal that opened nearly two years ago.“It’s a huge joy to see our partnership with the NBA enter unchartered territory as we work together for the first time to maximize the potential of professional basketball in Africa,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA’s secretary general.This marks the first time the NBA has been involved with the operation of a league outside of North America.“We’re excited to work closely with the NBA to develop and put in a place a professional league like none that we have ever seen in our region before,” said FIBA Africa Executive Director Alphonse Bile. “Through the Basketball Africa League, we can provide the many great clubs and players with the best possible environment to compete for the highest stakes.”The NBA says more details about the new league will be released in the coming months.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I hope you know through sport, that if you put in effort, you will be rewarded,” Obama said. “I hope you learn through sport what it means to play as a team, and even if you are the best player, your job is not just to show off but your job is to make your teammates better.”The NBA and FIBA’s involvement will include financial support and resources toward continued growing of the game on the continent, as well as providing training for players, coaches and referees and some infrastructure for the new league. Silver said there are 438 companies in Africa that generate more than $1 billion in revenue annually, but that sport there has not seen the same growth — yet.“Africa is a huge economic engine,” Silver said. “And one place, though, where we haven’t seen enormous economic growth yet is in the industry of sport. And that’s something that we are all particularly focused on.”The NBA has held three games in Africa since 2015, all of them selling out — two games in Johannesburg, the other in Pretoria. Many of the league’s current players and coaches, along with several legends and Hall of Famers, have been part of those trips.“I went with them last year,” Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said. “The NBA reaches out across the world.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OKC’s Hamidou Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos: We don’t miss Ronaldo

first_imgReal Madrid captain Ramos: We don’t miss Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists they do not miss former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Real in August for Juventus.Preparing for their Club World Cup defence, Ramos insists they don’t miss the Portuguese.”I think that on the field there will not be much difference, despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was a decisive player for us, but we are going to compete with the same philosophy as always in the club: to win,” explained Ramos.”We have good memories of this competition, because we have been successful on previous occasions, it is a short competition and there is no margin for error, there is a semifinal and then a final, and we want to take the cup back home.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan prepare two-year deal for Man Utd veteran Young

first_imgInter Milan prepare two-year deal for Man Utd veteran Youngby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are prepared to sign Manchester United veteran Ashley Young on a two-year deal.Young, 33, is out of contract with United at the end of the season and negotiations over an extension have stalled.The Englishman is holding out for a longer contract than the one-year deal put on the table by United.He could get that longer deal from Inter Milan, according to The Sun.Inter’s Serie A rivals Roma are also interested in the fullback, with Young free to negotiate with foreign clubs this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoRaul urges calm around Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Raul urges calm around Barcelona youngster Ansu Fatiby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul has been asked about Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati following his latest match in charge of Real Madrid Castilla, a 2-1 win over Pontevedra.Raul expressed excitement at the new generation that is breaking through, while also calling for patience.”There are young players who appear and there’s a need to have patience and to enjoy them,” Raul said when asked about the Barcelona teenager.”It’s good for football that there are players with this quality and this youth.”I am the kind of person who has patience with this, but he’ll earn what he does on the pitch.” last_img read more

February retail sales slip as auto gas purchases fade

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1 per cent despite signs elsewhere of a robust economy and the tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump starting to take effect.It was the third consecutive month of declining retail sales, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, though they’re still 4 per cent higher from a year ago. Shoppers have opened 2018 with a cold spell after robust spending gains in the months leading up to the holidays. The core retail sales that economists monitor — which exclude autos, building materials, gasoline and restaurants — improved a mere 0.1 per cent in February after essentially being flat in January.So far, the promise of higher take-home pay from Trump’s tax cuts appears to have had little influence on spending for big ticket items such as autos. But many economists expect to see gathering momentum for consumer spending given that the unemployment rate is at a low 4.1 per cent and the benefits from the tax cuts start to filter through the broader economy.“This lull is temporary,” said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services.Michael Dolega, a senior economist at TD Bank, said he anticipates stronger retail sales in March. He noted that much of the decline was at auto dealers, which had been booking sales growth as people replaced vehicles damaged last year by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He also noted that federal income tax filing season for 2017 had a relatively late start, so people may be spending any refunds later in the year.Still, there may be limits to how much retail sales can rise. Consumers have continued migrating to online outlets such as Amazon and away from traditional department stores, dampening overall sales as the competition to charge the lowest price has increased. Retail sales are increasingly influenced by the aging of the baby boomer generation, who tend to spend less after retirement.Auto sales fell 0.9 per cent last month, while purchases at gas stations tumbled 1.2 per cent. Sales at department stores declined 0.9 per cent.But spending at online and catalogue retailers climbed, as did spending at building materials stores, restaurants and clothiers to offset much of the decline elsewhere.Retailers remain optimistic about a sales rebound. They added a healthy 50,300 jobs in February, according to the Labor Department’s jobs report.last_img read more

The Cavs Thread The Needle With Kyrie Megadeal

No matter who you feel won Tuesday’s blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade — the likes of which were unprecedented in NBA history — there is an irony worth considering in all this.After years of making win-now moves, the Cleveland Cavaliers began straddling the line between immediate contention and considering the future — a must, given Irving’s messy trade request last month and the threat of LeBron James’s pending free agency. In beginning to walk that tightrope, the Cavs effectively switched places with the Boston Celtics, who, until now, had been stingy with future assets, wanting to win the East while also playing the long game.At its core, this all-star point-guard swap was one of survival for the Cavs, even if it did net them a sizable haul. Irving made it known he wanted out, limiting any sort of leverage for the team. And Cleveland had to thread the needle here by not only getting a good, if not great, player to replace a chunk of Irving’s impact, but also landing something for the future in case James bolts next summer.Thomas, who averaged almost 29 points per game last season, and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick clearly checked off those two boxes. But for all the similarities Irving and Thomas share — they’re both undersized, top-flight scorers who struggle on defense — the way they go about generating offense is a bit different. Thomas should be able to shoulder just as much ball-handling responsibility as Irving did. But he played in a free-flowing offense with the Celtics, who boasted the league’s second-best assist percentage. Boston utilized handoffs more than any NBA team — about seven a game, according to Synergy Sports Technology — seeking to take advantage of Thomas’s quickness off the dribble.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ithandoffblur.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.By contrast, James and the Cavs — 20th in assist percentage — used the second-fewest handoffs in the NBA, with fewer than three per night. Only 22 percent of Irving’s 2-pointers were assisted last year, which suggests that he’s a bit more more self-sufficient from close range than Thomas (34 percent) is.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/irvingisojazz.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/kyrieiso.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Picking up Ante Zizic and Jae Crowder, a solid wing player who can both defend and shoot, should be viewed as icing on the cake for the Cavaliers.1Even more reason for celebration if you’re Cavs owner Dan Gilbert? According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the team saved more than $29 million in luxury taxes Tuesday by trading Irving. Probably not championship-level icing, though.Yes, Crowder gives Cleveland an additional perimeter defender, something the club badly needed in last year’s finals against the Warriors. That’s paramount, since Golden State might be more difficult to guard than any team in league history, given all the weapons they boast, and the highly unusual way they use off-ball screens to spring shooters open. But for all the ability Thomas possesses as a scorer — including the disappearing acts he performs around the basket — he stands 6 inches shorter than Irving, and, thus, is even less capable than Irving of stopping anyone on defense. A troubling omen: The Warriors feasted on Thomas’s lack of defense the past three seasons, scoring 108.6 points per 100 plays against the Celtics with Thomas on the court. For context, they only managed 87.2 points per 100 plays against Boston with Thomas on the bench, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.2In 170 minutes on court and 69 minutes off court over those three seasons with Boston.Besides being a liability on one end of the floor, Thomas, a 28-year-old who figures to want a max contract next summer, is still slowly working through the hip injury that sidelined him for the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals last postseason. If he isn’t right physically, and can’t get there next season, that figures to leave James overburdened offensively in a year when the Cavs are hoping to leave a positive lasting impression ahead of their superstar’s foray into unrestricted free agency.Should the Cavaliers get out to a hot start amid these changes, they could opt to go all-in to take greater aim at the Warriors by dangling the Nets’ pick in hopes of landing a player like DeMarcus Cousins. That would carry an absolute ton of inherent risk, though, given James’s status.The safer choice, of course, would be to hold onto the pick in case James decides to walk. If and when that happened, Cleveland — in hopes of bottoming out and rebuilding through the draft — might decide it makes sense to let Thomas do the same as opposed to signing him to a rich, long-term contract.For the Celtics, who got the best player in this deal, the calculus is more clear-cut: They got a better, younger and taller version of what Thomas was, and one who’s under contract at a reasonable dollar figure for a longer time. (The Celtics — who traded stud defender Avery Bradley to shed salary for Gordon Hayward’s max deal — were already facing cap challenges. Trading for Irving eliminates the max-or-no-max decision on Thomas and gives the Celtics an extra year to take stock of where they are before Irving hits the market.)3ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that the Celtics are confident that Irving will stay in Boston long term.It’s fair to wonder whether Boston may have handed over a future No. 1 overall pick in this deal for Irving, though that seems a bit more unlikely this season, given that the Nets have a halfway respectable roster, albeit a young one.4D’Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll and Trevor Booker are on the roster, among others.But beyond the players who were dealt, the teams seemingly swapped their long-term outlooks. The Celtics have reached a new stage — one where they finally felt they were within striking distance of LeBron. Only time will tell whether the gamble works out in their favor. The Cavaliers, showing Celtic-like prudence, found a way to replace their disgruntled No. 2 star — while also building an escape hatch should they lose their biggest star. read more