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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck on the Kyrie Irving trade: "Kyrie is a four-time All-Star … he's a transcendent talent. We are excited to put him together with Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, Marcus Smart. We're excited. We want this team to go for Banner 18 and we need to get the best possible players to do that. That's what we are trying to do."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

List prices up 26% for Celtics-Cavs 10/17 opener after Kyrie trade, says reseller Vivid Seats. Lower level mid court tickets selling for $1,250 yesterday now at $1,800, says Cleveland broker Amazing Tickets.

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"He can do it all, all the time. ... Try to find a mistake." What makes Mike Trout the LeBron James of baseball? es.pn/2xcNXoX

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum on Kyrie Irving deal: "I was just as surprised as everybody else. I saw my name came up and I didn't know if I was going to get traded."

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The Celtics have only 4 players left from last season. Are they now better than the Cavs? Are they better at all? es.pn/2wxJekx

david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

5. Cavs did well, maybe very well. Everyone sees that. But when Lebron leaves does anyone predict they get back to relevancy in a decade?

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics posted on Instagram that newly acquired Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 for the team. Irving's familiar No. 2 is retired in Boston for Red Auerbach.