Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 9/24/13
  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
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