Marcus Smart Says He's Worth More Than $14M After Game 7 Performance

Marcus Smart Says He's Worth More Than $14M After Game 7 Performance

With Irving and Hayward expected back at training camp, Boston will likely be the favorites in the Eastern Conference next season, pending LeBron James' decision this summer.

The Celtics were then pitted against 2015 champion and 2016 finalist Cavaliers, with many a former player and expert predicting an easy win for James' team. They were able to take the Cavs to a Game 7 without a pure shooting isolation point guard, and lacking a true wing scorer with the ability to drive.

The Boston Celtics are certainly going to have a much quieter offseason than past year, but there is still work to be done. However, the road to recovery for Gordon Hayward has been a different story.

There was hope late in the season that Hayward may have been ready for a playoff return. Seeing players like Jayson Tatum rise up becoming successful. wouldn't you agree he did pretty well in his first season as an National Basketball Association player and a Celtic I'd say so? There's going to be some nights where guys get a lot more shots than they get some other nights. I also remember how great they are and how young they are still. So we need Gordon and Kyrie, absolutely need them. I always leave everything on the court, every game. After watching that first game when Gordon Hayward went down and having Kyrie Irving being the leader of this squad. winning game after game after game. For as loaded as the Celtics will be next season, with Irving and Hayward returning from injury, keeping their core together long term will be financially impossible unless a number of players take significant discounts. He was ruled out for the rest of the campaign after undergoing surgery.

Donald Trump waits on Kim Jong-un letter, talks up possible meeting
Trump's letter, the aides said, was created to pressure the North on the worldwide stage for appearing to have cold feet. Pompeo and Chief of Staff John Kelly were also spotted inside the Oval Office for the meeting with President Trump .

But Hayward's procedure comes as the season is over on the heels of an unexpected deep Celtics playoff run with its two star players sidelined.

"You need that kind of scoring", Ainge said.

"They're already planning for me to be here", he said at the team's practice facility after exit interviews.

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