Ainge: Irving had surgery on his nose

Ainge: Irving had surgery on his nose

Ainge: Irving had surgery on his nose

Danny Ainge says Kyrie Irving missed Game 7 because he was recovering from surgery for a deviated septum.

"Danny emphasizes all the time how much he loves me as a player and emphasized how much they want me here", Smart said.

The C's are "much much better" with both injured stars in uniform. "He's on the court now, finally doing a little bit of competition, like just 1-on-1".

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.

Boston's season ended with Sunday's 87-79 loss to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.

Ainge told that reporters Irving underwent a procedure to fix a deviated septum.

Irving and Hayward must have wondered how much they could have helped if they had remained healthy.

"I don't think he wanted to be seen in public and ruin his movie career", Ainge joked. "I don't think any of us can really understand. I been here for four years; my heart's here". And same thing with Kyrie.

Add on Daniel Theis, who would easily be the best third player off the bench in the entire National Basketball Association, and the Celtics have an eight man rotation that might give them the best top to bottom talent in the entire National Basketball Association.

"I'm here. They're already planning for me to be here, "Smart said, per ESPN's Chris Forsberg". And there's no guarantee that those deals are there", Ainge said. "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".

But Irving last appeared in a game March 11.

But he also said: "You never know what opportunities will present themselves". But I like this group of guys.

"Gordon is progressing well", said Ainge. "I know his parents". But with the Celtics shooters turning ice cold, LeBron James proved to be too much, amassing 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists while playing every second of the game. "They didn't just walk through that door, they ran through that door and proved that they're fantastic players".

Morris, the 14th overall pick in 2011, has played for the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns in addition to the Pistons and Celtics. "Marcus had a terrific year". The guard could also ultimately accept the qualifying offer, play out the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. "There's going to be a lot of players next year, so I'm not 100 percent sure where I fit totally yet".

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