Their core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart have been through the conference finals twice in the last three years, and there's no reason to doubt that they will come back stronger next season.
The Boston Celtics have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals twice in the last three years. Despite fielding in a relatively young group of uber-talented players, the Celtics banked on their growing chemistry and the brilliance of head coach Brad Stevens.
The decision will be met with its fair share of raised eyebrows after Irving's most recent season with the Celtics turned out to be a disaster of epic proportions. However, Irving is one of the premier players and point guards in the league, as well as being a Brooklyn native, thus the argument can be made that for a team looking to break into the upper echelon of the NBA, Irving is the exact type of superstar to lead you there.
Boston Celtics centre Al Horford will not take his $30.1 million player option for the 2019/20 NBA season per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Boston Celtics were knocked out of the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Attention turns to Kyrie Irving’s free agency after a limp, and almost embarrassing, exit from the postseason.
In all seriousness, the Celtics currently have a few small issues rather than a big one, which is much easier to deal with. Whether some of the young guys have been put off by the constant Anthony Davis rumours with the team, I don’t know. The only way we will find out is if the team put their heads down and work for each other and the team, rather than themselves.
Boston Celtics head coach, Brad Stevens, gave a definitive answer on Gordon Hayward’s season on Saturday when speaking to the media in Houston ahead of the Celtics’ meeting with the Rockets.