Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward huge trade announcement made

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart

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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving wasn't inside TD Garden for the team's Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, but had a valid reason for his absence. And during the Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and Celtics on Sunday, Smart performed this egregious flop.

The Celtics are in as good a position as all but maybe a few teams in the National Basketball Association.

The Celtics were then pitted against 2015 champion and 2016 finalist Cavaliers, with many a former player and expert predicting an easy win for James' team. "This is Game 7".

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If Boston opts to, it can run back its Eastern Conference Finals team, while adding All-Stars Hayward and Irving to the mix. Having just finished his fourth year with the Celtics after they made him their first-round draft pick - sixth overall - out of Oklahoma State in 2014, Smart collected a reported paycheck of just over $4.5 million for the 2017-2018 season.

"I get a kick out of the fact that everybody", Ainge said, "I mean everywhere I go, people don't think that we need Kyrie or need Gordon Hayward". "I have a much longer memory and remember how great those guys were and what an effort it took us to get them".

"They're already planning for me to be here", Smart said of Boston's front office. Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward should see plenty of time together in versatile lineups, which would reduce the need for Smart at shooting guard.

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The C's are "much much better" with both injured stars in uniform.

Teammate Kyrie Irving is expected to make $20 Million next season, and the hope is that Marcus Smart will take home town discount to further his team's Championship prospects.

It's been known for months that Hayward was never realistically going to return to the court for the C's before the start of next season.

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"Gordon is progressing well", Ainge said, via MassLive's Tom Westerholm. And he'll progress along that line slowly. "You don't see a lot of organizations that's as clear about their players as the way this organization does it. Danny and Brad does a good job of letting us be our own individuals and maxing that with the team".

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