Age: 49 Height: 6-3 Weight: 193 lbs School: Duke
Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. Houston is putting James Harden and Russell Westbrook together in a backcourt of recent MVPs, and Kyrie Irving
Expectations are nothing new for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics took a chance trading for All-Star Kyrie Irving with no guarantee he would re-sign when he became a free agent. The wager didn't pan out when after two years marred by injuries and disagreements with his teammates, Irving departed
What was apparent in July became clearer to Nets coach Kenny Atkinson in September. With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on board, things are looking up in Brooklyn. ''People showed up to our press conference.
Al Horford decided to leave the Celtics regardless of what Kyrie Irving did in free agency last summer.
Even by his own admission, Irving struggled to lead the young Celtics last season.