Don’t be surprised if Ainge makes more moves this week. Two front-office sources I’ve spoken to said the Celtics have already explored the possibility of moving down again in the draft. As of now, there’s nothing on the table, but Boston is open to the possibility if the deal is right.
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.”