Immediately after the Boston Celtics' season came to an end with a Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, Marcus Smart cast some doubt over his future with the franchise. "He's a really good-looking guy, has his movie career", Ainge joked, alluding to the "Uncle Drew" movie coming out this summer.
Irving wore a mask while healing from the facial fracture. He was ruled out for the rest of the campaign after undergoing surgery. "You don't see a lot of organizations that's as clear about their players as the way this organization does it. Danny and Brad does a good job of letting us be our own individuals and maxing that with the team".
"They're already planning for me to be here", Smart said of Boston's front office.
Hayward missed nearly the entire 2017/18 National Basketball Association season after suffering an injury in the opening game of the campaign, while Irving played most of the regular season and was key in helping them finish as the second seeds in the East behind the Toronto Raptors.
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Drivers compensated by hydrating heavily before the race so they could complete a race that lasted more than three hours. She was in very good spirits early in the race, when she started on the inside of Row 3 and was running near the top 10.
Ainge met with the Celtics players on Monday morning and their Game 7 loss was still fresh on their minds.
"At this time previous year", he said, "I couldn't have said that we were going to have 11 new players off the team that just won 52 games and won a playoff round (actually two), but you just don't know what opportunities present themselves". When you think about how much better these young players can get, and the Celtics have something with their bench that no one else in the National Basketball Association has. "There's going to be some factors and I need to talk to her, my family, and things like that". "At this time past year, I didn't think we would have 11 new players".
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.