Found September 24, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
  Danny Ainge was very candid and forthright about the state of the Celtics in his appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich on Tuesday morning. When asked about tanking, he made himself clear. “I don’t think our team is in that situation,” Ainge said. Furthermore, the Celtics GM expressed his belief that winning is still essential, even after the slew of moves he has made to turn the team upside down this past offseason. “Young players develop in winning environments, and they develop in winning cultures,” Ainge said. “They develop in meaningful games.” Ainge also stood by injured point guard Rajon Rondo. When asked what players are untradeable for the future he said “for sure Rondo.” “The guy was a starter on the All Star team last year before he got hurt. That means he’s one of the top 10 players in the NBA,” Ainge said. “He’s still young and maturing all the time. He would be, by far, the most difficult piece to trade.” Rondo is currently on the road to recovery

Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge: I’d be ‘Shocked’ if Rondo is Ready for Season Opener

I didn’t think Rondo would be ready by the season opener. And with the Celtics not exactly contenders this season, no reason to rush him back at all. Ainge said he'd be "shocked" if Rondo ready for season opener. Hesitates on timeline and said they will take it week by week and not rush. — […]

Danny Ainge Admits he Tried Trading Rondo for CP3 in 2011

In the media we always say we want unfiltered honesty from our subjects, but I must say I’m always surprised when we get it. The latest example comes from Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge. The Celtics are officially in a rebuilding phase, but had a championship window opened for multiple years when they acquired both […]

Danny Ainge suggests a December return for Rondo; would "be shocked" if he plays opening night

The Celtics spent a big chunk of their morning talking with 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich (no surprise as the team is reportedly about to make the jump to 98.5 for their games). Among the topics talked about by Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens: an update on Rondo's recovery from ACL injury (link to audio of Ainge on T+R). Here's ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg...

Danny talks Rondo, Ray, Tanking and Coach Stevens

Danny Ainge was Boston sports radio 98.5 the SportsHub before the Shamrock Foundation's sixth annual Teeing up For Kids Golf Tournament this morning. It has been rumored that 98.5 will be the radio home of the Celtics this season and so we can expect them to be a bit more aggressive with their Celtics coverage, starting with this morning's interview with Danny Ainge on the...

Early December the Return Target for Rondo

  President of basketball operations Danny Ainge has made himself very clear: The Boston Celtics will not rush the return of point guard Rajon Rondo. In an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub on Monday morning Ainge stated that early December is currently the target date for the All-Star point guard. Rondo underwent surgery to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in...

Danny Ainge says he won't let go of Rajon Rondo, talks trade rumors

The team's only star remaining, Rajon Rondo, is the subject of much debate. That debate really only exists in the town of Boston, where some think that Rondo isn't a building block for the future because of inconsistent play and rumors of immaturity. From a national perspective? Rondo is a no brainer star, and thankfully Ainge feels the same way. In an interview with Toucher...

Kelly Olynyk is Not the Only Celtic Suffering With Plantar Fasciitis and Other Tidbits

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Vitor Faverani also suffering from bit of plants fasciitis, but also working hard, has skill. — Scott Souza (@scott_souza) September 24, 2013 A few notes from Scott Souza on Twitter, who caught up with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens at the Shamrock Foundation golf tournament today. Kelly Olynyk is not the only Celtic dealing with plantar fasciitis...

Celtics GM Danny Ainge Says Rondo “May Not” Return Until December

The progression of Rajon Rondo apparently isn’t to the point of a return anytime soon. In a recent interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich show, Danny Ainge leaked some information on a potential timeline for the all-star. Danny Ainge on 98.5 suggests December return for Rajon Rondo. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) September 24, 2013 Boston will be in no hurry...

Sean Grande Thinks New Coach is Just What Rondo Needs

 Toucher and Rich were busy yesterday.  They were at the Shamrock Foundation golf tournament yesterday and along with interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens, they also featured one with the voice of the Celtics, Sean Grande.  Sean had some interesting things to say about Rondo and his relationship with his coaches.  It seems as though throughout his career so far, every...

Your Morning Dump… Where Gerald Wallace is MIA

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Has anyone seen Gerald Wallace? If so, Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens would like to speak with him: “I’m anxious to meet Gerald,” Ainge admitted before the team’s annual golf tournament to benefit the Shamrock...

Avery Bradley has a baby named AB3, also no contract expected

A lot has been going on in the life of Celtics guard Avery Bradley. With the season quickly approaching, the defensive stud recently lost his mother and welcomed a new child into the world, according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Ainge also noted that Bradley and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, Avery Bradley III, on Tuesday morning. Said Ainge: "So AB3 we’ll...

Sullinger has pretrial hearing Monday, motion to remove stay away order

Jared Sullinger checked in at Waltham district court on Monday for a pretrial hearing, despite not having a pursuing complainant. Reportedly Sullinger’s girlfriend, Deann Smith, does not want to press charges against the Celtic forward, but once a complaint has been filed it's not the alleged victim's decision on whether to press forward with the charges. In the wake of...

Celtics GM Would Be ‘Shocked’ If Rondo Returned For Start Of Regular Season

CSNNE Celtics insider, Sherrod Blakely, reported in August that he expected Rondo to miss the first month of the season and now Celtics general manager, Danny Ainge, is backing up that theory. In an interview with ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Ainge said he would be “shocked” if Rondo were ready for the season opener, also predicting an early December return for the Celtics point...

Gerald Wallace yet to show himself as a Celtic

Back in July when the Boston Celtics formally introduced the players acquired from the Brooklyn Nets as part of this summer’s nine-player blockbuster swap small forward Gerald Wallace was absent excused from the press conference to attend the start of his youth basketball camp in his native Alabama. Seventy-three days later with training camp less than a week away the former...

Celtics Plan To Discuss New Deal For Avery Bradley Next Summer

The Boston Celtics have until Oct. 31 to work out a contract extension with Avery Bradley, and Danny Ainge says nothing is imminent between the two sides. The Celtics might wait until after the upcoming season to revisit discussions. "We may talk in October, but most likely next summer," Ainge said. Bradley will likely serve as the starting point guard with Rajon Rondo...
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