2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Something worth noting when thinking about any (long-shot) Kawhi Leonard trade to NYK: Kyrie Irving had the Knicks on his list of trade destinations last summer. It's impossible, of course, to talk with any certainty about potential landing spots for Irving more than 12 months away from his free agency. Plenty can change between now and next July. But people around the league expect New York to remain a desired destination for Irving if he hits free agency next summer. And if Irving is interested in New York, you can be sure that the Knicks will be interested in Irving next summer, when they project to have significant cap space. But it's hard to see a scenario where New York can trade for Leonard, have enough money to sign Irving as a free agent and keep Kristaps Porzingis. Also, it's logical to assume that any deal that lands Leonard in New York would have to include the Knicks sending Porzingis to San Antonio.


Workshopping the Kawhi situation

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan chat about the news Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio and workshop the permutations and implications of the news.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the draft picks the Boston Celtics have at their disposal in potential trades for a star like Kawhi Leonard.

Stephen A.: Kyrie 'should never consider' LeBron reunion (1:38)
Kellerman: 'Ainge should be looking to move' Kyrie (1:21)
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5dBen Alamar

Which teams are the most analytical when it comes to the NBA draft?

The Rockets lead the way in our rankings of the most analytical NBA teams when it comes to the draft, but it's the Spurs, and general manager R.C. Buford, whose makeup has had a ripple effect throughout the league.

Kyrie: Extending with Celtics 'doesn't make any sense' (1:12)
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5dChris Forsberg

Irving: Extending with C's doesn't make sense

Kyrie Irving said Tuesday that a contract extension with the Celtics right now doesn't make financial sense and that his focus for next season is "redemption."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving said it "sucked" to sit out playoffs but he's quite optimistic about what's ahead for the Celtics. "You saw guys that literally are going to be stars in this league for years to come."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Abdel Nader underwent wrist surgery but will be ready for training camp.

Allen knew Tatum would flourish in NBA (1:47)
Celtics in jeopardy of losing Kyrie in free agency? (1:11)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Grayson Allen on fellow Duke product Jayson Tatum: "He's incredible, man. . … He's always had that clutch, that want-to-be-in-the-moment in him, and that's why he thrived in the playoffs here."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Grayson Allen on naysayers: "I am competitive, I'm an irritant to the other team, I'm emotional, I'm fired up. And so that's what people see, and that's what they judge me off of. So I guess that's pretty fair because that's all they know."

On this date: Pierce exits in wheelchair, returns to win (0:49)
Rozier: 'A lot of fun' playing LeBron in a Game 7 (1:40)
Rozier wants to build off of standout postseason (2:07)

RR: Finals & Burner Accounts

Russillo on if the Rockets were really that close to the Warriors and if LeBron and the Cavs have any chance in the Finals plus he talks burner accounts and rap beefs.

What you didn't know about the NBA Finals (1:35)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge said Gordon Hayward had been "making great strides" but had "pain in one little spot" that had persisted and required the follow-up surgery. During an appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5, Ainge said doctors decided to take out the hardware to alleviate the discomfort. Ainge stressed that there's no lingering issues and this was a way to ensure Hayward is ready for next season.

Can Tatum spell Krzyzewski? (1:02)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.020th
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.520th
Points Allowed100.43rd

Team History