Danny Ainge

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John Tomase
February 04, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Anthony Davis is making it abundantly clear he wants no part of playing for the Celtics. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans big man has told New Orleans he'd be willing to long-term with the Lakers and Knicks, as well as a handful of other teams. The Celtics are not on his list...
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From left: Celtics Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Danny Ainge
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John Tomase
February 02, 2019 - 11:12 am
The name connotes swashbuckling respect, but its problematic nature was laid bare on Friday night by the father of NBA superstar Anthony Davis. I'm talking about "Trader Danny." Celtics boss Danny Ainge long ago proved he'll do whatever it takes to construct a contender. He won a title in 2008...
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John Tomase
December 05, 2018 - 10:45 am
The Celtics haven’t looked like a championship team through the season’s first quarter, but perhaps they can take some inspiration from one of their oldest nemeses. Pat Riley battled the Celtics for titles as a player, coach, and executive, and in 2006, he led the Miami Heat to their first...
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Alex Reimer
November 29, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Kyrie Irving said the Celtics could use a 14- or 15-year veteran on their squad. Enter 15-year vet and beloved ex-Green Teamer, Kendrick Perkins. At the T.D. Garden Sports Museum annual gala Wednesday, where Perkins was there to introduce honoree Paul Pierce, the big man told NBC Sports Boston he’s...
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Alex Reimer
November 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
It’s been a rough start to the season for the Celtics. They dropped four of five games on the West Coast and look rudderless through the early portion of their schedule. The situation is so dire, NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Kyrie Irving is calling for the team to acquire a “14-year...
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Danny Ainge
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John Tomase
November 13, 2018 - 10:51 am
There’s a disaster scenario unfolding for the Celtics, and it has nothing to do with their 1-4 West Coast road trip or slide towards .500. It’s their future draft picks. Remember those fever dreams about replenishing a loaded roster with top-three picks from Sacramento this year and Memphis in 2021...
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John Tomase
October 16, 2018 - 1:42 am
The Red Sox stand only seven wins from the World Series after an historic regular season. The Patriots just beat the "best" team in the AFC and might be Super Bowl favorites again because, my God, this run is never going to end. And yet for my money, the most exciting team in Boston hasn't even...
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Josue Pavon
September 26, 2018 - 8:35 pm
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made it clear at training camp on Wednesday that he isn't concerned about Kyrie Irving's impending free agency. Instead, he's looking forward to simply seeing his All-Star point guard return to form this season. Irving was a key catalyst for...
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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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