By TIM REYNOLDS
LAS VEGAS — Kyrie Irving isn’t in a position where he could play with USA Basketball this week at its minicamp.
He made the trip to Las Vegas anyway.
The way Irving sees it, if USA Basketball calls, you answer. So he was in the gym Thursday for the start of the two-day camp, watching and interacting with guys but not partaking in the on-court action.
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And he insisted that when the Boston Celtics start training camp in about two months, he will be fully ready to go.
“Easily. Easily. Easily,” the former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick’s star said. “It’s just the summertime. This is probably one of the first summers in my last seven years where I’ve actually had time to kind of develop and work on things that I want to improve on.”