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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving says Boston should add a veteran presence

The Boston Celtics suffered their fourth loss over the course of their last five games on Sunday night as the Portland Trail Blazers came out on top against Kyrie Irving and company at the Moda Center and that has left the former Duke Blue Devils standout hoping that Danny Ainge and the front office makes a move to help this roster as the season moves forward.

Following the loss, Irving met with the media and explained how the team’s recent dry spell is in part due to the fact that this is still a young and, in certain areas, inexperienced team and that is what has been plaguing them to this point.

“I think it just comes with, just some experience,” Irving said, according to Tom Westerholm of “Looking at this locker room, me being in my eighth year and being a ‘veteran’ as well as Al and Baynes. Right now I think it would be nice if we had someone that was a 15-year vet, a 14-year vet that could kind of help us race along the regular season and understand it’s a long marathon rather than just a full-on sprint, when you want to play, when you want to do what you want to do. It’s all about attitude and effort. That’s all it is.”

It remains to be seen whether or not Irving’s words are taken to heart by Celtics president and general manager Danny Ainge but the former No. 1 overall pick has certainly made his feelings on the matter known.

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