Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge admits he was puzzled by the reaction he received during the team's deep playoff run without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward that ended with a loss on Sunday in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
"I think it was really hard", Ainge said.
Irving's agent, Jeff Wechsler, told ESPN that the star guard wanted to watch the game but wasn't allowed to fly due to surgery.
"It was a residual from the facial fracture he had earlier in the season", Wechsler said, noting the fracture that Irving suffered in November that forced him to wear a mask.
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Irving missed the postseason after undergoing surgery on his left knee late in April.
Teammate Kyrie Irving is expected to make $20 Million next season, and the hope is that Marcus Smart will take home town discount to further his team's Championship prospects. "We can't think about 'what could have been.' But when Kyrie is on our team, we're at another level". "I'm really excited about their motivation".
Jackson, who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association before coaching the Golden State Warriors for three seasons, called Irving out for not sitting on his team's bench during Game 7 of the conference finals against the Cavaliers. "I been here for four years; my heart's here". "You never know what he sees that a coach does not see".
"To be honest, I'm worth more than $12-14 million", Smart said to ESPN.
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The Boston Celtics made it to the Eastern Conference Finals without arguably their two best players on the roster - Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.
According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, general manager Danny Ainge voiced during Monday's exit interviews that he doesn't plan to make any major changes to the roster. "So that's going to eat at all of us for a while and hopefully, like Brad (Stevens) said, that that pain that you feel of losing is part growth that we need to take".
Morris averaged 26.8 minutes per game this season - his lowest total since the 2014-15 season - and that number might decrease, although the 28-year-old remains under contract for one more year and still should carve out an important role off Boston's bench moving forward.
Ainge said yesterday he's probably only going to tinker around the edges of this team, which means guys like Greg Monroe are probably gone.
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