That's What He Said – Media Day, 2017

Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston’s NaN-NaN defeat to Boston.

RE: What excites you about playing with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward?

“Kyrie’s special. I was watching him work out Tuesday and I was just blown away. I’ve played against him many years, and you see him on the court, you see his moves, and you’re impressed. You’re like, “Yeah, he’s an All-Star. Yeah, he’s a really good player.” But then when you see him work at what he does in practice and how easy he’s able to score the ball and handle certain things, it just really blew my mind. I don’t think people understand how good of a player he is. He’s going to showcase that this year. Obviously he needs time to get acclimated and to catch up to speed with everything that we have, but his ability is unreal.
And then Gordon is a guy that really does it all. He really shoots the ball extremely well, as we know, but one thing that has impressed me is his passing ability; he really can pass the ball. He really has size, can play the pick-and-roll. And then probably the biggest thing that’s always impressed me about was his defense. I don’t think people talk about that enough. His ability to block shots from the outside and chase guys down on the break – people don’t see a lot of his defensive strengths, and I feel like he’s going to make us better in that regard.”

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