Kendrick Perkins rips Celtics’ Kyrie Irving: ‘He was just a bad leader’


But that probably doesn't matter if Durant tells the Knicks that he'll sign with them, and that he wants to play with Irving.

Think about it: the Rockets, Warriors, and Bucks have guys on the roster who know they will not receive many touches unless it is for a wide open shot.

Visit Milwaukee's Lindsey McKee says, those numbers are figured out by looking at another Milwaukee team with recent playoff experience: the Brewers.

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While other players like Jimmy Butler and DeMarcus Cousins could be an intriguing fit, Irving is the only option who has already experienced success playing alongside LeBron (considering they won a title together on the Cleveland Cavaliers).

The team's superstar, Kyrie Irving failed to shoot over 37% from the field since Game 1 in this series and in the five games, averaged 20.4 points per game on 35.2% shooting from the field and 22.7% from 3-point range.

Even before the Boston Celtics were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving was being criticized. Those guys go a lot farther than their point totals. "[We're] here, Milwaukee we're here, we're on the map", Johnson said.

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Add Kyrie and Hayward to that mix and, coupled with the fortunate departure of LeBron from the East, the Celtics were suddenly the favorites to reach the Finals, with some thinking 60 wins was a more than reasonable expectation.

To get the latest coverage, analysis and various developments that relate to the Bucks, the Wisconsin Herd and Bucks Gaming, keep on coming around here to Behind the Buck Pass as we'll provide you with exactly that each and every day. The C's coaching staff doesn't have anyone on it with National Basketball Association experience, and with Micah Shrewsberry returning to Purdue, there's an opening for an ex-player to essentially ride herd on these guys, which is something that I think was sorely lacking during the season.

If any of these guys excused their lazy, sloppy, undisciplined, selfish play during the regular season by saying, "we'll be better in the playoffs", well, they just had conclusive evidence presented to them that the bad habits they spent seven months acquiring could not be discarded just because they were now in The Playoffs. And I say that just because I think it's on Kyrie's radar, it's on Kyrie's board. "Not one of us on this team knows what Kyrie been through". The question is whether that team will be able to work within that atmosphere. What, you meant me?

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