For the first time, both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward were introduced officially to the Boston media at a press conference on Friday morning.

The Cs held the press conference after signing Hayward in July as a free agent and finalizing a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week.  As part of the deal the Cs traded away Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the 2018 Brooklyn Nets first round selection, and the 2020 Miami Heat second round pick.

Both Hayward and Irving will join a returning core of Al Horford, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier.  The season begins on October 17th as the Cs face the Cavs in Cleveland to tip-off the season.