In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday, we looked at the end-point for the Celtics season and on Monday we all took a stab at the Celtics projected regular season record.
Today we’ll all make our picks for the Celtics’ Most Valuable Player. The picks are comprised of mostly new faces, but one of us selected one of the four incumbents from last year’s squad.
John Karalis — Gordon Hayward
Kyrie is probably going to be everyone’s answer so I’ll just offer up that Hayward is a really damn good basketball player who will carry the team over stretches of games and the season. The reality is you’ll probably be able to flip a coin between Hayward and Irving at the end of the season to answer this question.
Mike Dynon — Kyrie Irving
Kyrie will fill the Isaiah Thomas role as the top scorer and team leader. Even if Hayward/Horford play at their highest level, Kyrie will have the highest profile and biggest impact on Boston’s win-loss record.