As great a season that IT had, the ability to actually attain a Kyrie Irving was overriding
And for an injured Thomas along with Crowder was astounding luck.
Crowder was not going to be compatible with Hayward.We escaped the bullet of IT salary and his two years of injury,No loss giving up Zizic and what was to be the number 8 pick.
I keep hearing about the two serious operations on Kyrie's knee.The first was shown to have completely healed and the second a cleanup of some irritating hardware that was left. Only a wire but found an infection near some unnecessary screws and those were removed with the holes to get grown over with time
When they were doing this work they got a good look at his knee and the broken kneecap was 100% and he is finally playing without pain and irritation.The Knee is structurally sound.
It is a shame that IT was injured,or played injured and his diagnosis muddied but that season will not be forgotten but I am now all in on Kyrie.
Ainge got his star with all his creds and in the beginning of his prime.
I have been impressed by Kyries leadership,his passing ,his unselfishness (giving up the breakaway for Jason to dunk.)He is playing defense and picked up his game and conditioning.
Ainge also got Marcus M on a steal contract with Avery playing down in Detroit and then traded and injured.