Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here are today’s links.
ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Tristan Thompson wants to win sixth man of the year, Wine and Gold scrimmage takeaways, a Jae Crowder player preview, LeBron will miss Wednesday’s preseason game and can Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose coexist?
At The Athletic, Chris Reichert looks at how the Cavs might use two-way contracts. It’s not the most important storyline, but one worth following as the season gets closer.
Via SB Nation: Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward made their debuts with the Celtics last night. Irving had a highlight dunk and the Celtics created 21 three-point shots in the halfcourt. It’s still very weird to see Kyrie in a different jersey, isn’t it?
ESPN’s Chris Forsberg has a feature up on Kyrie’s first few days in Boston. Al Horford had this to say about Kyrie:
I just think that, playing with LeBron, Kyrie probably couldn't be everything that he possibly could be," Horford said. "Just because LeBron is such a great player that he just kinda -- Kyrie could have a great game and everybody focuses on LeBron because he had a triple-double and he was awesome.
"I just think now, Kyrie will be in a position where people will see him and it's going to be like, 'This guy is elite.' That's what I sense with him.
Lastly, read Charlie Pierce.