Danny Ainge

Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
October 29, 2019 - 10:17 am
Danny Ainge has expressed he had an idea Kyrie Irving was leaving the Celtics before the point guard officially announced he was signing with Brooklyn. Ainge said he had a “ pretty good idea ” around March or April, though he was “not certain.” According to ESPN ’s Jackie MacMullan, Ainge was...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
October 22, 2019 - 6:05 pm
On one hand, Monday was “just a normal day” for Jaylen Brown. At the same time, he had to work a little harder to maintain focus while his agent, Jason Glushon, was in town negotiating a rookie extension with Danny Ainge — which they ultimately came to terms on . “I was just trying to not get my...
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Al Horford
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Nick Friar
October 10, 2019 - 7:56 am
Although it was made clear he wanted to make some significant money while he still could, there was still a chance Al Horford could’ve been a Celtic had he been informed about one detail. And it’s got nothing to do with the idea of Kyrie Irving coming back to Boston. He expressed to Steve Bullpett...
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Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
October 05, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Each of the Celtics who’ve been asked about Gordon Hayward’s current level of play has said something to the effect of “He’s back.” Enes Kanter probably went the furthest when he said Hayward is going to “shock the world.” Maybe that was the comment that caught Danny Ainge’s attention. Because,...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
September 30, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Now that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are gone and the Celtics have done their best to adjust on the fly — adding of Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter — the focus, as it pertains to the structure of the roster, is now on Jaylen Brown and his future with the team past 2019-20. The team could give him an...
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Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
September 27, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Kyrie Irving finally did it. He finally explained what happened with the Celtics and why he left Boston. He addressed the matter twice at his introductory press conference with the Nets at the start of the team’s media day on Friday. Now, when Irving is ready to talk about something, he spares no...
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Kemba Walker and Danny Ainge
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Nick Friar
September 12, 2019 - 2:29 pm
In the course of moving on from Kyrie Irving’s time in Boston, one thing that’s popped up is exactly when the Celtics — specifically Danny Ainge — had an idea the point guard was planning to leave. Spencer Dinwiddie knew Irving was coming to Brooklyn in December. Bobby Portis knew in February, and...
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Danny Ainge and Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
September 07, 2019 - 7:00 am
Athletes and celebrities have become more accessible than ever thanks to social media. Like everybody else, they can give their opinions on everything in one place for everyone to see. Naturally, well-known individuals tend to get more attention when they do something controversial — like provide...
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Gregg Popovich and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm
For all the problems the 2018-19 Celtics appeared to have, none of it would’ve mattered if the product on the floor was unaffected. But it all seemed to manifest into “too many mouths to feed” — something Danny Ainge recently spoke about in his appearance on NBC Sports Boston’s “The Michael Holley...
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Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
August 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
As much as Kyrie Irving appeared to be the primary problem throughout the Celtics’ disappointing 2018-19, there were instances where it seemed other players weren’t helping the situation. For example, there was the time where Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris had an issue on the sideline in January:...
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