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Milwaukee Bucks Make Offer To Cleveland Cavaliers For Kyrie Irving

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In the event that the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers cannot finalize their trade agreement centered around Cavs’ guard Kyrie Irving, Cleveland has a ‘Plan B’.

The Milwaukee Bucks have offered a package of reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon and forward Khris Middleton to Cleveland in exchange for Irving, according to ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe.

The belief is that the Bucks would eventually discuss adding a draft pick if talks progress towards getting a deal done.

Brogdon is the centerpiece of the deal, and posted 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game last season.

Middleton had a down season, mostly due to injuries that limited to just 29 games.

But in 2015-16 he had a solid campaign averaging 18.2 points, 4.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.

Milwaukee is an enticing destination for Irving as they have a young superstar in Giannis Antetokounmpo to pair Irving with.

And now, Cleveland has a bit of leverage when talking to Boston moving forward.

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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Expects to Come off the Bench

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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown may be returning to action later this week after missing three straight games due to a tailbone injury, but he expects to come off the bench when he finally does return to the court.

“I believe in my ability,” Brown said, according to MassLive’s Tom Westerholm. “Coaching staff believes in my ability. If coming off bench makes sense – people make it a bigger deal than it really is. At end of the day it’s basketball. (Gordon) Hayward came off the bench & had 30 points. It’s a mindset. It’s a choice.”

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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Only Wants to Play into Mid-30s in NBA

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Bostons Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving may not have a long storied NBA career, as he plans to hang it up and call it a career far earlier this many may expect.

Irving stated that he only wants to play in the NBA until his early-mid 30s, according to Celtics reported Marc D’Amico.

Irving is the franchise cornerstone for Boston and is posting 22.4 points, 6.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game this season for the Celtics.

 

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Celtics Pick Up Options on Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Guerschon Yabusele

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The Boston Celtics have opted to pick up their 2019-2020 team options on Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Guerschon Yabusele, the team officially announced on Wednesday.

Brown’s fourth-year option guarantees his $6,534,829 cap charge for next season, while Tatum will be locked in for a  $7,830,000 cap hit for the 2019-2020 season, both moves considered to be no brainers given their development.

The decision on Yabusele, who hasn’t shown much of anything over 38 games since joining Boston, is a bit more of a surprise, but the Celtics see something in his to warrant their decision to keep him a part of their team moving forward.

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