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Kyrie Irving says Kevin Durant was rushed back, won’t be rushed again

Kyrie Irving won’t allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn’t ready to play when he returned in the NBA Finals, where he was quickly injured again. Irving said his new teammate’s health wasn’t valued enough, and that won’t be the case now that they are together on the Brooklyn Nets.

Jimmy Butler-to-Miami Heat gets done

The Miami Heat completed agreements on what will become a four-team trade Monday to land Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers, with the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers also involved. Miami gets Butler and Meyers Leonard, the Blazers get Hassan Whiteside, the Clippers get Harkless and a future first-round pick and the 76ers get Josh Richardson.

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics? It’s very possible. Welcome to free agency, Kyrie. He’s now in the place that other big names like Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson all will be whenever their respective seasons end, and they’ll all hear the same question about their futures. Are they staying or going? Time will tell.

NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means “Little Mountain” as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Kyrie Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote

Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer. In the meantime, he has plenty to keep him busy now. Irving is recovering from late-season knee surgery and hopes to be back on the court in a couple weeks. For now he is promoting “Uncle Drew,” the movie he stars in that debuts this week.

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving needs knee surgery, out for playoffs

Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will need surgery on his left knee and miss the playoffs. The team puts his recovery time at four to five months. In the upcoming surgery, two screws will be removed. They were implanted after his patellar fracture during the 2015 NBA Finals. An infection developed at the site of the screws. Irving hasn’t played since March 11 and says he won’t dwell on what might have been. He writes on Instagram: “It’s simply a test of your perseverance and will.”

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee

The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee. Irving has been out since March 11, missing the last four games. There is no timetable for his return, but the team says his status will be updated following the “minimally invasive” procedure.

AP source: Cavaliers overhaul roster with trades of Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade

With the stunning force of a LeBron James dunk, the Cavaliers shattered their roster. Cleveland completely changed its look – and perhaps its chances of winning an NBA title this season – on Thursday with a stunning sequence of trades before the deadline, a person with direct knowledge of the deals told The Associated Press.