Celtics news: Kyrie Irving reportedly ecstatic to play for Brad Stevens, Celtics
With news that the blockbuster deal centered around Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas is officially done, all parties involved can now start to plan ahead and think about next season.
For Irving, he finally got what he asked for earlier in the summer when he reportedly requested for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers as he wanted a bigger role and move away from the shadow of LeBron James. He is now expected to become the focal point of the Boston Celtics offense, and will be tasked to distribute the attempts to his fellow All-Star teammates, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford.
Although the job at hand is not easy by any means, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports that Kyrie Irving is ecstatic about the development in his career and is looking forward to playing for his new coach, Brad Stevens.
Have been told that Kyrie is "ecstatic" about the trade, looking forward to playing for Brad Stevens and understand the #Celtics tradition.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) August 31, 2017
The 25-year-old Duke product does have a lot of reason to feel that way, as he already has a championship under his belt, and will now have the opportunity to play for one of the most successful franchises in NBA history. His head coach is also known to have good relationships with his players, and has proven over the past couple of seasons that he is indeed one of the best basketball minds in the NBA despite his young age for a head coach.
The C’s may have given up a number of assets to secure the services of Irving, but what they got in return is widely considered a premiere point guard in the NBA, with a lot of playoff and championship experience. If he can co-exist with his new teammates and coaches, it won’t come as a surprise if the Celtics will be able to continue their recent run of success and even have a better shot at competing for the title.