Kyrie Irving Is Out For The Rest Of The Season & Playoffs
It looks like Kyrie had a successful surgery on his left knee, but it is likely that he will not play again this season.
Irving estimated recovery time is 16 to 20 weeks. This would give Kyrie not shot at returning in the playoff no matter how far the Celtics advanced.
This news changes the dynamics of the eastern conference as we know. Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have no reason to not in the NBA finals. Outside of the seeding, this makes the Clevland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Toronto Raptors the top 3 teams in the east, in that order.
The Celtics will have Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving at full strength in the 2018-2019 season and are likely to be one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference.