BRIGHTON - The Boston Celtics held practice at the Auerbach Center on Tuesday afternoon, and prior to the workout we heard from Marcus Smart, Kyrie Irving, and Brad Stevens.
Smart was asked about his recent fine spurring from Saturday’s incident with Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith. The Celtics guard was straight forward in his response, saying that he’ll take the league’s punishment, but it’s time to move on.
Irving spoke about a multitude of topics, one of which related to his time in Cleveland. Irving said that he was never handed the keys to the franchise, but added that he didn’t deserve them. “I was too young.”
The Celtics point guard also discussed the 2-3-4 spots in Boston’s lineup, focusing on how they’ll mesh together in a loaded lineup. In terms of the injury that prevented him from playing in the team’s final two preseason games, Irving says his ribs feel good. He’s not concerned about his status for opening night next Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Check out everything Smart, Irving, and Stevens had to say below: