Celtics’ lead stars Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward reveal what they will be working on with the newly rebuilt Boston Celtics coming into next season.

Boston Celtics was one of the most controversial teams this offseason following the drama over Kyrie Irving’s departure. Now that the smoke have already settled, the newly reformed Celtics will have Walker and Hayward as their team leaders coming into next season.

Despite all the controversies the C’s have been involved with this summer, Walker and Hayward managed to stay focused on making the team better.

In a recent talk with Weei Sports Radio Network, Walker addressed his role in the new Celtics team. According to the All Star point guard, he has been trying to improve each day and that is also the team’s “camaraderie” thus far.

Walker also embraces the role of a leader as he explained that he is one of the older guys in the roster. With that being noted, Walker hopes to generate energy and enthusiasm within the team.

“I’m just trying my best to get everyone a little bit better each and every day. Our camaraderie, our chemistry is building. It’s getting better each day. I am one of the older guys on this team, one of the guys who have been around a little bit longer than a lot of the other guys, so it’s fun. I’m just being myself, trying to bring energy, trying to bring enthusiasm,” Walker pointed.

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Nov 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) drives down the court as he is defended by Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) during the first half of the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Reuters/Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, his All Star teammate Hayward finally spoke about the team’s issue with his former co-star Irving. According to Hayward, he is more than excited to welcome Walker and Enes Kanter into the team. As for Irving, the All Star forward wishes nothing but best of luck for his former teammate as he goes to Brooklyn.

With regards to his progress as a recovering player, Hayward is confident that he will be able to contribute more next season, NBC Sports reported.

“I wanted to just stay here, have a whole summer where I could train. Try to get myself feeling pretty good,” Hayward said.

Hayward also revealed what keeps him motivated to finally get through from his devastating injury and get better.

“More than anything, just building back some confidence; being able to do everything that I’m used to doing. Reps is what gives you confidence, being able to do things over and over and over and not worry about how my ankle is feeling or having to be cautious with it, has been really good for my confidence,” Hayward revealed.

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Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on March 01, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images