Donnie Nelson: “We have daily conversations with pretty much everyone in the league and you’re always talking about the possibility. That’s kind of our job. There isn’t a single person that doesn’t come up in a discussion during the course of the season. So again, you’re always weighing those and measuring those opportunities. When something comes up you have to take a peak at it and if something comes up, one thing Mark Cuban isn’t is trigger shy.”
October 21, 2017 | 4:18 pm EDT Update
In a video that circulated on social media after Friday’s game, a fan is heard shouting, “”Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” as Celtics players walked down their tunnel to the visitor’s locker room at halftime. Irving appears to look up towards the fan before offering a profane response.
Irving said he talked to the league office about his outburst on Saturday but was waiting to hear if he’d be fined. Asked if he had any regrets about the incident, Irving was emphatic he did not. “Hell no,” said Irving. ” [The fan was] man enough to record it on video then that’s all him. I’m glad he got his [social media] name out there and then, kinda, 5 seconds of fame and it going viral – that’s the social media platform we live on. I take full responsibility what I said and excuse (to) the kids at home and you move on.”
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said he did not mean to suggest a timeline for Gordon Hayward when he referenced how the injured All-Star plans to approach the next five months. “I was just speaking generally, more focused on how to keep him engaged and active,” Stevens clarified after practice Saturday. “But there’s no timeline. And like it’s been said, we’re not anticipating having him back this year. But I got a lot of questions about that.”