With all the wheeling and dealing the Boston Celtics did in the offseason, they were able to complete a very talented roster that is considered by many as the biggest threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dominance in the Eastern Conference.
Two of their biggest additions, Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, were introduced for the first time in front of thousands of their fans, before their scrimmage on Sunday. They were received with a huge ovation, as the team's supporters wanted them to feel at home and welcome.
Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward introduced as Celtics for first time at TD Garden. pic.twitter.com/FHSV90ecw2
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) October 1, 2017
Although the C's now have the All-Star tandem in their fold, they had to part ways with two well-loved players in Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder in the summer. That said, there are some who thought that Hayward and Irving will not be accepted by all the fans with open arms. However, after seeing the reception they got, it's safe to say that Beantown has moved on and are looking forward to having them represent the storied franchise.
This coming season, nothing short of a deep run in the playoffs is expected from the Celtics, especially with the reloaded lineup that they have. If the two aforementioned stars can quickly adjust to the team's system, it will be a huge boost to their chances of making it back to the conference finals, and this time, hoping to advance to the NBA Finals, where they'll look to win their first title in 10 years.