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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 04:15:13 PM »

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...a blessing in disguise.

It will make the rotations more clear and give more shots to guys who probably need it more.

Hopefully Irving can get some rest and heal up and be FULLY healthy for the stretch run/playoff push.

But a non-contact injury is almost never good.

Sure. Why would we need our best player?

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 04:17:42 PM »

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Like I said I knew it wasnt serious. Tie them up and play. All this rest and caution is unnecessary. Ainge needs to find out how tough he is before he changes the entire franchise to build around him. This is a big game for the team and the guys need to see him step up and lead. All this babysitting...the old Celtics would laugh at these guys. I'm not talking about the 80s team, I'm talking about the 2008-12 team.

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 08:09:20 AM »

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Like I said I knew it wasnt serious. Tie them up and play. All this rest and caution is unnecessary. Ainge needs to find out how tough he is before he changes the entire franchise to build around him. This is a big game for the team and the guys need to see him step up and lead. All this babysitting...the old Celtics would laugh at these guys. I'm not talking about the 80s team, I'm talking about the 2008-12 team.

Pretty sure the Pacers didn't think Oladipo's knee "tendinitis" was serious......and then he goes and blows out his quad tendon.

I'm just glad it's not Kyrie's chronic left knee.

This time it's his right knee that is the culprit.

Hopefully he's just out for the AS break.

I'd rather he not play in the AS game anyways.

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 08:52:26 AM »

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Kind of like how Hayward's injury was a blessing? That's worked out great for the team.  ::)
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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 09:00:33 AM »

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Kind of like how Hayward's injury was a blessing? That's worked out great for the team.  ::)

Uhhh Hayward never played for the Celtics prior to getting injured so we never had an idea what kind of leader he'd be or how the chemistry would be with the other guys.

Kyrie has shown on more than one occasion to be less than becoming of a leader.

I like how he's upped his assists game this year but the team still doesn't seem to be playing TOGETHER with him in the lineup.

For whatever reason the team seems to be more like a team when he's not in the lineup.

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 09:03:34 AM »

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Kind of like how Hayward's injury was a blessing? That's worked out great for the team.  ::)

Uhhh Hayward never played for the Celtics prior to getting injured so we never had an idea what kind of leader he'd be or how the chemistry would be with the other guys.

Kyrie has shown on more than one occasion to be less than becoming of a leader.

I like how he's upped his assists game this year but the team still doesn't seem to be playing TOGETHER with him in the lineup.

For whatever reason the team seems to be more like a team when he's not in the lineup.

They looked real good without him down the stretch on Saturday night. 


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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 09:22:35 AM »

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Kind of like how Hayward's injury was a blessing? That's worked out great for the team.  ::)

Uhhh Hayward never played for the Celtics prior to getting injured so we never had an idea what kind of leader he'd be or how the chemistry would be with the other guys.

Kyrie has shown on more than one occasion to be less than becoming of a leader.

I like how he's upped his assists game this year but the team still doesn't seem to be playing TOGETHER with him in the lineup.

For whatever reason the team seems to be more like a team when he's not in the lineup.

My point is, injuries are never a blessing. If you think Irving is a problem on the team (I don't) then an injury isn't going to help that situation because he'll be back eventually and then reintegrating him becomes a problem.
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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 09:39:34 AM »

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Celtics with irving are one of the best teams in the league by stats and scouting. Irving also has a playoff history of going toe to toe with steph. If the problem is too many players thinking they all deserve to be the man, its the other ones who need to be benched.

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 09:42:21 AM »

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Maybe this is just a way of saying we have too many players who want minutes, in which case an injury to anyone would be a blessing in disguise. Ecluding bigs, then, i’d say the blessing order would be:

1. Rozier.


2. Hayward
3. Brown
4. Tatum
5. Smart/Irving

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 10:14:29 AM »

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It may be good for the short term but when the playoffs come and the minutes go back to they were there will be discord.  Kyrie out for awhile does not do any good for the long term outlook.  The team does not need a short term fix.  They need a long term solution in a short period of time.

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 10:47:39 AM »

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Like I said I knew it wasnt serious. Tie them up and play. All this rest and caution is unnecessary. Ainge needs to find out how tough he is before he changes the entire franchise to build around him. This is a big game for the team and the guys need to see him step up and lead. All this babysitting...the old Celtics would laugh at these guys. I'm not talking about the 80s team, I'm talking about the 2008-12 team.

You realize we had a bunch of guys blow out their knees on those teams right? Leon Powe, Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo.
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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2019, 11:59:28 AM »

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...a blessing in disguise.

It will make the rotations more clear and give more shots to guys who probably need it more.

Hopefully Irving can get some rest and heal up and be FULLY healthy for the stretch run/playoff push.

But a non-contact injury is almost never good.
I might rather have Rozier than Irving.  It seems as though things gelled last year with Rozier at the helm.
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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2019, 12:19:42 PM »

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...a blessing in disguise.

It will make the rotations more clear and give more shots to guys who probably need it more.

Hopefully Irving can get some rest and heal up and be FULLY healthy for the stretch run/playoff push.

But a non-contact injury is almost never good.
I might rather have Rozier than Irving.  It seems as though things gelled last year with Rozier at the helm.

Rozier is not half the player Kyrie is and doesn't have the intelligence on the court that Kyrie has. Also, he's not nearly as effective a shooter.

The East surprisingly enough is much better this season than last season. Last season's Celtic playoff team doesn't make it past the 2nd round (or maybe the 1st.) We need Kyrie for a deep playoff run.

Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2019, 12:23:16 PM »

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...a blessing in disguise.

It will make the rotations more clear and give more shots to guys who probably need it more.

Hopefully Irving can get some rest and heal up and be FULLY healthy for the stretch run/playoff push.

But a non-contact injury is almost never good.
I might rather have Rozier than Irving.  It seems as though things gelled last year with Rozier at the helm.

Rozier is not half the player Kyrie is and doesn't have the intelligence on the court that Kyrie has. Also, he's not nearly as effective a shooter.

The East surprisingly enough is much better this season than last season. Last season's Celtic playoff team doesn't make it past the 2nd round (or maybe the 1st.) We need Kyrie for a deep playoff run.

Agreed, completely.
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Re: Extended Injury to Irving might be.....
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2019, 01:22:40 PM »

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...a blessing in disguise.

It will make the rotations more clear and give more shots to guys who probably need it more.

Hopefully Irving can get some rest and heal up and be FULLY healthy for the stretch run/playoff push.

But a non-contact injury is almost never good.
I might rather have Rozier than Irving.  It seems as though things gelled last year with Rozier at the helm.

Rozier is not half the player Kyrie is and doesn't have the intelligence on the court that Kyrie has. Also, he's not nearly as effective a shooter.

The East surprisingly enough is much better this season than last season. Last season's Celtic playoff team doesn't make it past the 2nd round (or maybe the 1st.) We need Kyrie for a deep playoff run.

Well Kyrie is out vs Philly...we'll see if Rozier can step up in a crunch game. This game is a must-win.
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