Terry Rozier has the keys to the offense for the rest of the regular season.
This likely means Irving could be back for the first round of the playoffs as he recovers from this lingering knee injury, but worst case he's out for the first two rounds.
General manager Danny Ainge has mentioned Irving's knee issue could cut his season short going forward, so that'll be something to watch.
Terry Rozier will hold down the fort in the meantime.
He is expected to return to basketball activities in 3-6 weeks.
Irving's ADP for next season is dropping by the day, but it will be interesting to see how far Terry Rozier can take this team. 24, so his status for the first round of the playoffs remains up in the air.
"I saw him yesterday, spent a lot of time with him," Stevens said. Kyrie Irving's minimally-invasive procedure on his knee "revealed that the fractured patella Irving suffered in 2015 has completely healed and his knee is structurally sound overall" according to Matt Dollinger of
Brad Stevens said on Sunday that Irving was "feeling better," but they've made it clear that they won't bring him back until he's clearly 100%, so Tuesday will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines with a sore knee.
It's also not a great sign that he's getting ruled out a full 24 hours in advance.
While waiting for another update, we have to assume that this procedure means he'll be sidelined longer than just a week.
Wait one more day for official word from the team if you must, but Irving will likely have to be waived in all re-draft leagues.
Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum will be very busy on the offensive end while these guys are out, and Greg Monroe will see some more minutes and shots falling his way.