Danny Ainge

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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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John Tomase
July 09, 2018 - 10:30 pm
Perhaps Marcus Smart's hurt and disgust with the Celtics is abating. Smart and Celtics boss Danny Ainge crossed paths multiple times at the team's NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas on Monday night, and according to reporters shared a pair of light-hearted encounters. Danny Ainge just walked by...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Danny Ainge altered the course of the Celtics during the winter of 2015 by acquiring Isaiah Thomas, but he made another deal that January that could pay even bigger dividends. For all the attention paid to the Kings pick that could be as high as No. 2 overall next year, there's another draft pick...
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John Tomase
June 29, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Danny Ainge once again possesses the ammo to chase any trade target in the NBA. But that doesn't mean he will, because he believes the Celtics, as currently constituted, can compete for a title. Speaking to reporters at the Auerbach Center ( including ESPN's Chris Forsberg ) after introducing first...
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Jayson Tatum
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Jim Hackett
June 27, 2018 - 11:52 pm
Danny Ainge has conditioned Celtics fans to eagerly anticipate the run-up to the draft and free agency over the last few years. It all started in 2008, when the news of the Kevin Garnett trade dropped on a perfect summer evening and changed the destiny of the franchise instantly. The summers...
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Lucy Burdge
June 22, 2018 - 6:33 am
Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: LA Dodgers at NY Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (NESN) WNBA: New York at Las Vegas, 10 p...
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WEEI
June 16, 2018 - 12:23 pm
By DANNY DRAGIN Once again the NBA offseason is completely hectic and fake news is flying around more than birds in a Hitchcock movie. Obviously the Celtics made huge news last offseason, and it would take a profound move to make as big of a splash as the Kyrie Irving deal. After so many seasons of...
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