Danny Ainge

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Sam Alberti
June 23, 2017 - 2:38 pm
The 2017 NBA draft was filled with big names, blockbuster trades, and endless storylines. As the dust settles, let's take a look at the major selections and deals that went down: There were a record 16 freshman taken in the first round, the previous record was 13 in 2015. Only two seniors were...
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Kristaps Porzingis is on the trade block.
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Nick Neville
June 23, 2017 - 1:28 pm
Phil Jackson clearly isn’t happy with Kristaps Porzingis and the rest of the league is on high-alert. When the Knicks president acknowledged on Wednesday that the team was “fielding calls” for the Latvian forward and the Celtics were among those linked to the trade talks, a social media frenzy...
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June 21, 2017 - 7:36 pm
It's just about 24 hours before the NBA draft and what the Celtics will do with the No. 3 overall pick remains anyone's guess. The Celtics could stay on script and select Kansas forward Josh Jackson or Duke forward Jayson Tatum, or Danny Ainge could go off script, which still remains a possibility...
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Nick Neville
June 21, 2017 - 4:06 pm
While the Celtics have 17 NBA championships and are the most decorated basketball franchise of all-time, that does not mean their drafting record is flawless. In fact, it’s far from it. Remember Michael Smith? No, not SportsCenter’s Michael Smith. How about Gabe Pruitt? Does Jerome Moiso ring a...
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John Tomase
June 21, 2017 - 12:55 am
After a lackluster playoffs and Finals, the NBA is giving us one hell of an offseason. And the Celtics are right in the middle of everything. They've already swung a blockbuster with the Sixers, trading away the No. 1 pick and guard Markelle Fultz for the third pick and a future first-rounder...
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WEEI
June 20, 2017 - 9:42 am
ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith joined Kirk & Callahan with Mike Mutnansky and John Tomase filling in on Tuesday to discuss all things NBA, including the Celtics' interest in Jimmy Butler and potential issues in Cleveland. Smith reported on Monday the Celtics being interested in Butler by way...
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Sam Alberti
June 19, 2017 - 5:45 pm
In the wake of the Celtics sending the No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers for the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-rounder, many are trying to rationalize the decision made by Danny Ainge. On Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, Ordway gave his opinion on the deal, as well as his thoughts on what may be...
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Sam Alberti
June 19, 2017 - 1:52 pm
The decision by Danny Ainge to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft to the 76ers for the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-rounder was one that stunned many fans, as it appeared the Celtics were poised to select guard Markelle Fultz No. 1 overall. But, a few days after the report...
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John Tomase
June 18, 2017 - 12:03 pm
If we consider Danny Ainge's coast-to-coast layup that beat Notre Dame in the 1981 NCAA Tournament as a metaphor for his rebuild of the Celtics, then trading the No. 1 pick to the Sixers is the moment he went behind-the-back to split John Paxson and Kelly Tripucka at midcourt. The move was gutsy,...
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Markelle Fultz is expected to meet with the Kings this weekend. (Jennifer Buchanan/USA TODAY Sports)
June 09, 2017 - 11:52 am
While it was reported that top prospect Markelle Fultz's recent workout with the Celtics would be his only one, it appears there may be another team courting the University of Washington product. According to the Sacramento Bee , Fultz will be working out with the Kings, who own the fifth and 10thÂ...
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