Boston Celtics: 2017-18 player grades for Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics: 2017-18 player grades for Jaylen Brown

Ross Houston
June 13, 2018

Boston will be healthy next season and depending on what happens with LeBron and his free agency, the Celtics should be considered the early favorite in the East.

Boston acquired Irving in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a pair of draft picks. "I've seen a lot, so. we'll see what management [does]".

Kyrie Irving's future with the Boston Celtics isn't exactly cut-and-dry.

Green Teamers were some of the first to chide James when he evacuated Dan Gilbert's dumpster fire for Miami that summer, only to see James put the nail in the Big Three's coffin with a gentleman's sweep of the Celtics in 2011 and a 45-point coming-out party in the Garden in a career-defining Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals a year later. "In this business, I've kind of experienced it all", Irving said when asked about reuniting with James.

Irving also had a separate surgery in May to fix a deviated septum, a procedure that kept him away from the sidelines for Game 7 of the Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series against James and the Cavaliers. "You know, just going into this year with the mindset of trying to win a championship".

His performance in interviews is fun to watch, but now since Irving is a member of the Celtics his antics in the media can make you nervous. I'd been talking about how great they were. Boston undoubtedly is mindful of Irving's impending payday, and if he plays at an elite level next season, the organization likely will be happy to open up its checkbook. Some of their numbers particularly probably didn't look as appealing to the outside looker, but they were always locked in.

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

Regardless of what the reaction from the local crowd would be, James coming to Boston is far-fetched but is not out of the realm of possibility.

Kyrie Irving is pondering that - and a movie release and his future and LeBron's next Decision.

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