Kyrie Irving missed Game 7 due to deviated septum surgery

Kyrie Irving missed Game 7 due to deviated septum surgery

Kyrie Irving missed Game 7 due to deviated septum surgery

Of course, this surgery - not unlike Kyrie Irving's surgery that effectively ended his season - comes as a surprise to most. Brad Stevens finally gets to put his original 2017-18 plan to use, hopefully this time for longer than six minutes, with young rising stars in Jayson Tatum and Brown now adding talented depth to the lineup. "We were able to win some games and we were able to fight through some tough battles, but we're much, much better with Kyrie and Gordon".

Gordon Hayward is back on the court doing one on one stuff as Danny Ainge says. "There wouldn't be lingering effects", Ainge said. 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.

Also on Wednesday, the Celtics said center Aron Baynes had successful surgery to fix a nasal fracture he sustained during Game 6 of the conference finals.

"To be honest, I'm worth more than $12-14 million", Smart told Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving missed Game 7 due to septum surgery
And that's not really in Ainge's nature . "At this time past year , I didn't think we would have 11 new players". So it's likely that Hayward's return to game action for the Celtics won't come until the preseason in September.

Ainge joked: "I don't think he wanted to be seen in public and ruin his movie career". The Celtics are going to need to stay as far underneath the luxury tax as possible, which will not be very far, and Baynes affords them that opportunity.

It's a familiar refrain for Celtics fans after point guard Kyrie Irving had unexpected season-ending surgery to remove infected screws that had been placed to fix a broken kneecap.

"'If we don't do this Kyrie is coming back next year and then I might not start'".

Irving has not played since March 11 and did not participate in the Celtics run to the Eastern Conference finals due to a knee injury. I don't negotiate in the media with my players.

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