Danny Ainge

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Amin Touri
June 21, 2019 - 1:08 pm
With the Celtics entering an uncertain offseason, Danny Ainge had himself an interesting evening calling the shots at the 2019 NBA Draft. After exploring a trade up to a pick as high as No. 5 on Thursday night, the Celtics went with Indiana’s Romeo Langford at No. 14 , a high-upside guard who was...
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Kyrie Irving
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Ryan Hannable
June 21, 2019 - 9:01 am
Kyrie Irving has been the topic of a lot of conversations with the Celtics of late, as it appears likely he will not be playing for them next season after opting out of his contract. Many have said Irving was the main reason for the chemistry issues with the team last season and there was even a...
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Andy Hart
June 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
None of us knew it at the time, but Danny Ainge and all of Boston got themselves a bad ol’ fashioned used car lemon in the form of the 2018-19 Celtics. What looked like a low-miles, like-new sporty mid-life crisis escape that would be enjoyed for years to come was nothing but trouble. A flashy...
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Danny Ainge
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Gabby Guerard
June 19, 2019 - 2:46 pm
With Al Horford and Kyrie Irving both likely to not return to the Celtics , Stephen A. Smith believes that the team is “falling apart by the seams.” “I mean when you look at this team that’s presently constructed, they’re just going to be an average team,” Smith said Wednesday morning on First Take...
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Celtics center Al Horford
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Nick Friar
June 19, 2019 - 6:15 am
Al Horford electing to opt-out of the final year of his contract with the Celtics on Tuesday was expected. What wasn’t was Horford deciding he didn’t want to re-sign with the Celtics . Danny Ainge seemed to think restructuring Horford’s situation was possible just a few weeks ago, though Adam...
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Celtics forward Al Horford
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Nick Friar
June 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Tuesday was the deadline for Al Horford pick up his option to remain with the Celtics for the 2019-20 season. Although news surfaced that Horford was opting out, Danny Ainge had previously given reason to believe the organization expected this decision from Horford. The idea was the Celtics and...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
The Celtics are in a lousy predicament, because Kyrie Irving decided to become a malcontent and Gordon Hayward shattered his ankle. Danny Ainge assembled a team that could’ve competed for a championship last season, but the players didn’t succeed. This is not his fault. I am not saying this as one...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 14, 2019 - 5:42 pm
All signs continue to point pretty much anywhere but Boston when it comes to Kyrie Irving’s future, with multiple reports indicating he’ll end up in Brooklyn. Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe added to the litany of “ Kyrie is leaving ” reports on Friday, citing multiple league sources have...
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Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck
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Nick Friar
June 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Apparently, there’s at least one person in the Celtics organization who feels similarly to Danny Ainge when it comes to taking risks in NBA free agency and on the trade market. Ainge spoke about the matter recently , stating, “There’s always risk in making deals. We’re not afraid of risk.” Well,...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 11, 2019 - 5:28 pm
Even if Kevin Durant is forced to sit out all of next season after the Achilles injury he suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, he should still make $31.5 million. That’s because Durant still has a player option he can exercise to stick with the Warriors for 2019-20. Now, the injury can...
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