The Boston Celtics will face off against the Philadelphia Sixers at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The start time was previously uncertain, pending the outcome of the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat game.
The Heat bested the Pacers 105-93, giving the Celtics and Sixers a later start time.
Kyrie Irving -- described by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski as "the most unique player to reach the trade market in years" -- has drawn the interest of about 20 teams, according to a report by Wojnarowski. And, yes, the Celtics are one of them.
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But just how interested remains to be seen.
According to Woj:
The Celtics are monitoring, but it's unclear how aggressive they'll get -- and how motivated the Cavaliers would be to make a deal with their fiercest conference rival.
They are not one of the six teams that have already made trade offers to Cleveland; according to Wojnarowski, those six are the Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks and Heat. He says the Cavs "want a package that resembles the 2011 Denver Nuggets-New York Knicks deal for Carmelo Anthony -- young players, win-now veterans and draft picks, league sources said."
And, of course, the Celtics are one of the few teams with all those assets:
Several suitors contend there are two teams with the best ability to make deals for Irving: the Suns and Boston Celtics.
As for the moment, the Celtics appear to be keeping their powder dry.
But stay tuned,
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