August 28, 2018, 8:52 amKyrie IrvingG, Boston Celtics
Celtics’ president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told ESPN on Monday that both Kyrie Irving (knee) and Gordon Hayward (ankle) appear at full health and are ready for the new season.
Kyrie and Hayward will return to Boston next week and are expected to join their teammates in informal workouts as Celtics’ players begin pickup play in advance of the late-September start of training camp. Ainge said the team will carefully ramp up their activity for during camp and that the emergence of Boston's younger players should ease the burden on the returning stars early in the new season. Expectations should be lowered since both guys are returning from major surgeries but all signs point to a full recovery and a bounce-back season.