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What Kyrie Irving had to say about the most recent Celtics season

What Kyrie Irving had to say about the most recent Celtics season

Well, according to Adam Kaufman, a beat reporter for the Boston Celtics, there's a slim chance Boston would consider trading their star free agent signing from 2017, but if they did, they better be ready to face the huge backlash.

Boston acquired Irving in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a pair of draft picks. "They passed a lot of expectations, and I couldn't be more proud of them".

Traded to Boston from Cleveland late last summer, Irving seamlessly fit into the Celtics' plans this past season, with the best shooting percentage of his career to date, as well as a team-leading 24.4 points per game. They advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, where they fell to the Cavaliers in seven games.

"To kind of have something like that unexpected, it was hurtful, because just a lot of what I wanted to accomplish with our guys and individually as one of the leaders of the team", Irving said. "I think that's the exciting part about all this is that when you're shaping up to gear up to be a championship-caliber team for years to come - which I think Danny [Ainge] has echoed for a little bit".

When asked if he sees himself wearing Celtics' green long-term, here's how Irving responded.

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The Celtics expect Irving to be fully healthy for training camp in September.

"For me, I'm just glad everyone got to learn how special they were on a bigger stage". I'd been talking about how great they were. Regardless of what conversations have or not have taken place yet, the question that remains a mystery for many is whether Irving could, in fact, play with James again, here in Boston?

When he referenced Hayward, Irving smiled wide and added, "and now getting my man Gordon back - I'm excited man". "Our young guys [have experience] that sometimes other young guys in the league aren't necessarily afforded".

There will nearly certainly be hot take artists who read that from Irving and do the "he's not committed to the team" nonsense that we've come to expect out of radio hosts and columnists from the otherwise great city of Boston.

Irving was finally out of LeBron's shadow.


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