One small blessing from this hellscape week: Kyrie Irving is starring in the basketball comedy Uncle Drew, and spoke to ESPN’s Undefeated about his taste in movies. It turns out the Celtics star is a big fan of musicals, and movie-musicals is his favorite genre. “I love how music is incorporated into film … [it] is just one of the purest forms of expression. Rent. The Greatest Showman,” Irving said.
It's in Danny Ainge's DNA to be in on everybody at every moment. The Celtics owe it to themselves to allow the team Ainge and Brad Stevens conjured from relative dust to play together. Especially when it comes to Kawhi Leonard.
Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics are expecting All-Star reinforcements by August 1. Kyrie Irving, coming back from knee surgery, and Gordon Hayward, out since his debut with the team Oct. 17 with a fractured left ankle, are progressing toward five-on-five pickup games and should be cleared weeks in advance of the start of training camp, Stevens said. "I've been told they'll both be going, if not full tilt, then pretty close to full tilt by the end of July, so August first-ish," said Stevens.
Other than LeBron Watch, Kawhi Watch will likely be the most captivating Watch of the NBA offseason, and there's obviously a chance the two end up in the same place. Leonard supposedly wants to be traded to the Lakers.
Brad Stevens believes that both Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving will be ready to join a loaded Celtics roster in time for the start of next season. The Boston Celtics had a remarkable season that saw them finish one win short of the NBA Finals despite losing All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward for the season well before the playoffs started. Both Irving and Hayward suffered setbacks due to complications from surgical implants to repair broken bones.
It was just over a month ago that the Sixers were getting sliced apart by the Boston Celtics over the course of their five-game Eastern Conference semifinals series. Sure, the Sixers allowed 106.4 points per game in the series (only up from 105.3 during the regular season). Boston's perimeter players completely dominated the Sixers.
Everyone watching the Boston Celtics in the playoffs kept thinking the same thing: Add Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back into this lineup next summer and — bang — instant contender. That leads to the question: Just where are Irving and Hayward on
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is expected to be back at full strength this off-season. The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $128million contract with the Celtics in July, but he suffered a gruesome leg injury in Boston's 2017-18 opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers and missed the rest of the season. Boston coach Brad Stevens told The Boston Globe that Hayward is close to completing his comeback.
The Celtics are among several NBA teams with interest in signing Euro League star Brad Wanamaker, according to international basketball reporter David Pick.I'm told the Boston Celtics are giving strong considering to bring over Euro star Brad Wanamaker
University of Miami guard Bruce Brown, who's from Boston, played in the area in high school and is and possibility when the Celtics pick No. 27 on Thursday night in the NBA draft, will work out for Boston for a second time this week, Keith Smith of RealGM