To no one's surprise, Kyrie Irving's anticipated return to Boston will be delayed.
Vardon reports Irving "needs another week of rehabilitation, at minimum" and he could play next Friday when the C's face the Nets in Brooklyn.
Irving left Boston for Brooklyn in free agency over the summer after telling Celtics fans in the preseason he would re-sign. C's great Paul Pierce said Friday on ESPN he expects "the loudest boos in league history" when Irving makes his long-awaited return to TD Garden.
That moment will have to wait.
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