Irving scored 14 points in 14 minutes on the court before leaving with the injury, appearing to suffer the setback after multiple moves on screens away from the ball. "Eight years I've been in the league, I never even thought I could win a championship with the teams I was on". "They're enjoying everything, they're playing together, and they're playing to win. When I look at us I just see a bunch of individuals".
Irving came up hobbling after stepping awkwardly trying to fight through a screen in the first half of Boston's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Stevens also shared Monday point guard Kyrie Irving will not be available for Tuesday's road game against the Philadelphia 76ers. "And I just felt like one thing we're missing is enjoying the game, enjoying this process, and I just spoke on it". In his final season in Utah, Hayward averaged 21.9 points, while hitting 39.8 percent of 3-pointers.
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the 76ers are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Celtics. Last month, Irving called out his younger teammates by calling James, apologizing to his former Cavs partner for creating problems early in his career. At halftime I told the guys everybody's playing uptight.
The young, homegrown core hasn't carried as much weight as expected, either. In addition to Rozier, Jayson Tatum should see a nice spike in value for the short term.
"Every group has to work its way into the best chemistry it can be", Stevens said.
It's been far from a bad season in Boston, just a more hard one than most anticipated.
"This is a really good team with really good players - great guys, great coach, great coaching staff, and guys who want to help", Harris said.