Smart was told many of his teammates defended his 1-for-10 shooting in an excruciating Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night by insisting he is the heart of their team. Isn't the National Basketball Association more fun when the stars are healthy?
If they proved to be 100 percent recovered from injury, it is easy to say that Irving and Hayward will join Horford in Coach Brad Stevens' starting five.
Tatum fell one vote short of being a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie Team and is one of the three finalists for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. "I have a much longer memory and remember how great those guys were and what an effort it took us to get them".
Mattis warns of future aggression to Chinese militarization
The Shangri-La Dialogue comes as the United States and North Korea prepare to hold denuclearization talks in Singapore . The South China Sea, a key trade route, is subject to overlapping claims by six countries.
The like of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier blossomed in the playoffs and proved that they can take on extra responsibility and are not fazed by the big stage.
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge made his weekly appearance on Toucher and Rich on Thursday, answering questions about Gordon Hayward's most recent surgery. The Celtics still have things they need to figure out, making sure they can be at their best when the regular season starts. "I don't think any of us can really understand".
"You need that kind of scoring", Ainge said.
Donut Day Indy Celebrates Local Bakeries, Salvation Army Tradition
All you have to do is enter for a chance to win prizes including the honorary title, $5,000 and a year's supply of doughnuts. You can only get one per customer, though, so if you want your friends to have one, they'll have to come with you.
We now know why Irving wasn't at the game. "I want to be here, so that's the plan right now", said Smart. What was interesting about yesterday's game was I felt like it was one of the playoff games that we lost that we should have won. I've been here for four years. But that performance didn't stop him from telling ESPN's Jackie MacMullan that he was worth more than $14 million annually in restricted free agency this summer.
Yes, it's true that Irving was not needed by either the Celtics or Cavs to make the Eastern Conference Finals, but it's also true that with Irving the Celtics would undoubtedly have downed the Cavs.
North Koreans to meet Trump, deliver letter from leader
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Kim's right-hand man, General Kim Yong Chol , in NY late on May 30 to discuss the matter. He is the vice chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee responsible for South Korean affairs.