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Heinsohn likes Doc's game plan


Heinsohn likes Doc's game plan

As a former NBA Champion, All-Star, and coach, Tommy Heinsohn knows a thing or two about "game plans".

He's seen what Doc Rivers has been doing since camp opened up, and last night's win in Brooklyn seemed like the product of his mixing and matching.

"The experiment in the laboratory is over now," Tommy said. "He was mixing this and that and what have you and all of a sudden he's got an idea of what ingredients will go into a winning season."

The Celtics beat the Nets by 30 points Thursday night, so those ingredients are certainly high-quality.

Woj: Celtics yet to make Cleveland an offer for Kyrie Irving

Woj: Celtics yet to make Cleveland an offer for Kyrie Irving

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,