When Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown have been teammates in Boston, they admittedly “butted heads” based on Brown. However whereas Irving was suspended lately by the Nets, Brown was one among his extra vocal supporters — and Sunday evening Irving stated the Celtic star was like household.
“He’s a brother of mine,” Irving stated. “Grateful that we’ve constructed a relationship off the courtroom. True warriors after we go towards one another. In Boston, we bought an opportunity to get to know one another on a deeper stage. So, once more, I’m simply grateful that we’ve been capable of construct on high of the very basis of aligning on us how we reside our lives and the way we deal with individuals. So, it’s been good. He’s a brother [of mine].”
Irving was suspended by the Nets for eight video games with out pay for selling an anti-Semitic film on social media and refusing to apologize. On the time, Brown — who, like Irving is a vp of the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation — defended his former teammate.
“I don’t consider Kyrie Irving is anti-Semitic. I don’t assume individuals in our governing our bodies assume he’s anti-Semitic. He made a mistake,” Brown advised the Boston Globe.
Kyrie Irving (left) and Jaylen BrownCorey Sipkin
After T.J. Warren logged 16:38 in his Nets debut on Friday — his first NBA sport since Dec. 29, 2020 — he performed 17:53 on Sunday. Nets coach Jacque Vaughn expects an analogous minutes restrict for the speedy future earlier than regularly rising it.
“Yeah, he’s someplace round there. I don’t have a lockstep quantity, however looks like that 17 round there felt fairly good for him,” Vaughn stated. “Perhaps we begin inching that up a bit of bit, hopefully. We wish him to really feel good for a bit of little bit of a stretch earlier than we do.”
Former Internet Blake Griffin — who signed with Boston within the offseason — bought a mildly shocking tribute video between the primary and second quarters.
“True skilled. I feel he’s added to their group, to their locker room,” Vaughn stated of Griffin, the one Celtic to not play Sunday. “Having guys like that [being] part of your crew which have been in playoff video games and in significant video games, there’s one thing to it. … That’s the form of man you need in your locker room.”
Ben Simmons (calf pressure), Edmond Sumner, (glute) and Yuta Watanabe (hamstring) have been all out.
After lacking a predetermined three video games, Simmons will probably be evaluated Monday.
“We’ll see. Off day [Monday]. They didn’t inform me something in another way. He’ll are available in even on the off day, get some remedy,” Vaughn stated. “Daily now until they inform me in any other case. However they haven’t stated sure or no to what’s subsequent.”
Watanabe missed his eighth straight. Sumner, who took a tough fall on Friday, doesn’t seem to have a long-term damage.
“No, extra precautionary than something. Go day-to-day. … We’ll give it one other day,” stated Vaughn, teasing a potential return for Sumner on Wednesday towards Charlotte.
Robert Williams III (knee), Marcus Good (left hip contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) have been out for Boston.