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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving trying not to rush back from knee surgery

Kyrie Irving

The Boston Celtics have arguably the brightest future of all 30 teams in the NBA, and a lot of that is thanks to the wizardry of Danny Ainge. Now, it’s up to Brad Stevens and his coaching staff as well as the players themselves to go out on the court and try to bring home their 18th title in franchise history.

Unfortunately, something that’s out of their control has been the injuries, and while this year, it allowed the younger players to flourish and develop, it probably also stopped them from potentially winning the 2018 NBA Championship.

Kyrie Irving was one of the players injured towards the end of the season and absent from the postseason run due to knee surgery. On Tuesday, he spoke with members of the media, where he admitted that it’s been tough not to try and rush back from the injury.

“I’m feeling good. It was going to be a process coming back, making sure that I’m healthy enough for September. So I’m just trying not to push it too hard, just taking my time with the rehab.”

Irving In his first season with the Celtics, Irving averaged 24.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 2.8 three-pointers per game. He played in most of the season until he missed the final month due to the knee procedure he underwent.

Should he, along with teammate Gordon Hayward, be able to return to the Celtics at 100 percent, it’ll be scary to see just how good they could actually be.