Danny Ainge

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John Tomase
August 28, 2018 - 8:18 am
If you're wondering exactly when Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving will be healthy enough to play without restriction, Danny Ainge has some surprisingly good news: how about right now? Speaking to ESPN's Chris Forsberg on Monday, Ainge said that Hayward and Irving are ready to go, nearly a month...
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John Tomase
August 21, 2018 - 10:52 am
Celtics coach Brad Stevens conducted a lengthy sit-down with Bill Burt of the Eagle-Tribune, which is well worth your time . One section stood out: Stevens' first interactions with Danny Ainge when he was in the process of being hired by the Celtics. It turns out Stevens conducted most of his...
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John Tomase
August 20, 2018 - 1:41 pm
There's a generation of Celtics fans who have no idea what a nuisance and pest Danny Ainge used to be as a player. Allow this video of him playing one-on-one against Kevin McHale in 1986 fill in some of the blanks. Shared by CelticsLife.com , the 70-second clip provides a nice window into the Ainge...
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Alex Reimer
August 15, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Danny Ainge doesn’t appear to be impressed with Terry Rozier’s latest hype video. Rozier, fresh off taking it to John Wall in a pickup game with other NBA players, posted a series of offensive highlights on Twitter Tuesday. The 50-second video features Rozier bursting into the hole and hitting...
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Isaiah Thomas
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Connor Donahue
July 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
"If the opportunity is there, I would just like to let you know that I'd love to come back." That's what Isaiah Thomas told Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on the possibility of coming back to the C’s this offseason. The problem is, there’s a chance not everyone wanted him...
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Cameron Kerry
July 25, 2018 - 11:36 am
The Celtics were persistent in their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard last season. That continued through the offseason until the Spurs sent the superstar to the Celtics' division rival, the Raptors. While the Celtics refused to include any of the team's starting five in the deal, Danny Ainge was willing...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2018 - 9:31 am
All those hard feelings between the Celtics and Isaiah Thomas evidently went out the window this offseason. At least for a little while. In an extensive interview with ESPN.com, Thomas revealed that he talked with Celtics GM Danny Ainge recently about a possible return to Boston, a notion that...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
July 19, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Takeaways from Marcus Smart's four-year, $52 million contract . . . 1. The Celtics took care of their own Based on the market, it did not appear that Smart had many options. His skills fit a very specific kind of team -- namely, a contender -- and that limited his choices. It would've been easy for...
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Scott McLaughlin
July 18, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Marcus Smart may not be "hurt and disgusted" much longer. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is "seriously engaged" in contract talks with Smart's agent, Happy Walters. The potential deal, according to Wojnarowski, would be in the range of four years and $46...
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Connor Donahue
July 11, 2018 - 5:07 pm
When talking to the media Wednesday on Vegas, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made it clear how he feels about LeBron James leaving the Eastern Conference. “I don’t really care about that. We’re trying to win championships, and you still have to play LeBron,” Ainge said. The...
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