Quote: Irving is also another knee injury away from becoming Derrick Rose. I have a feeling his game won't age well.
I'm not sure how you can make this comparison. Kyrie is arguably the most skilled offensive player in the NBA with his array of moves off the dribble and ability to shoot off of the dribble in any scenario. Rose excelled because he was maybe the most explosive guard ever. Kyrie's game will still age well despite injury because he's a very good shooter from all areas of the floor, and he's still a better point guard than Lowry. His ability to hit momentum changing shots and big shots in high pressure situations is what separates the two, even if Lowry is the better floor general and leader. Lowry couldnt do anything against Bostons physical defence.
I'm still not worried about the Celtics, for now anyway. We were short a bunch of our key players, then Green and Siakim fouling out just killed us. I do think that Nurse needs to experiment more with Siakim at center in these types of games where Serge isn't protecting the basket well enough, and his pick and roll coverage vs Irving in the 4th and OT was extremely weak.
Hopefully the bench can get back in a rhythm tomorrow in Chicago, as we're going to need them to step up big on a back to back with Kawhi likely out.