Boston will have a healthy Irving and Gordon Hayward to begin the year after the team fell one win shy of reaching the NBA Finals last season without their two stars.
With their mix of veteran All-Stars and young phenoms, Irving is confident the Celtics can at least make the two-time defending champions sweat.
“Until we get to the start of the season, I think we have the talent to compete with them,” Irving said. “Obviously the quote of me saying ‘I feel like we could beat them in a seven-game series’ because I really do feel like that.”
See Irving’s full comments in the video below.
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