Found March 01, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Danny Ainge
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
If I’m reading the latest twist in the Jermaine O’Neal saga correctly — there’s a chance I’m not, since what I’m reading is pretty odd — the center has been cleared to play by a hand specialist after experiencing soreness in his wrist, but still did not suit up last night and it’s unknown when he’ll return. (Boston Herald)The Celtics center saw a specialist in Boston yesterday, and according to general manager Danny Ainge was cleared to play. The problem is that he wasn’t ready last night after getting that clearance. …“He’s seen the hand specialist,” said Ainge. “I just heard that he’s been cleared to play sometime soon. It’s been bothering him for awhile, but I have no idea when he’ll be back.”I make jokes about O’Neal’s decomposing body a lot, but that’s because he makes it too easy. I normally don’t rip his toughness, at least ever since he played through a broken wrist during the playoffs (the same wrist that’s giving him problems now). But if someone

Rumor mill: Danny Ainge is offering KG for Josh Smith

Mitch Lawrence of the NY Daily News has this tidbit: So let the Celtics break up their Big Three, which is what the Knicks’ opponents this Sunday in Boston are actively trying to do. Team president Danny Ainge realizes that the Celtics won’t win the title and can only make the playoffs. That’s not good enough for a franchise that proudly flies 17 championship banners...

How And When Will Danny Ainge Rebuild The Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics; otherwise known as “Team Streak” on these pages; are back at it again as they won their third straight game since coming back from the All-Star break, as they defeated the New Jersey Nets on Friday, by a final margin of 107-94. The victory puts the club one game over the .500 mark with a record of 18-17, as they head into a crucial game on Sunday as they...

Danny Ainge denies Rajon Rondo trade rumors

In a classic tale of he-said, she-said, Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald he is not shopping Rajon Rondo and has not mentioned Rondo’s name in trade discussions since the summer.“I anticipate him being here for a long time,” the Celtics president said when asked about Rondo’s immediate future.“These rumors have never stopped, but I haven’t made a call mentioning Rondo’s...

Jermaine O'Neal out 2 weeks, will need surgery

The Boston Herald reported today that Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal will be out another 2 weeks with his wrist injury, and according to Danny Ainge, he will need surgery at some point. JO injured his wrist last season and opted not to operate on it. After meeting with a hand specialist yesterday, O’Neal decided to forgo surgery once again, instead opting for a cortisone...

Celtics interested in Josh Smith

It seems no team has been involved in more trade talk rumors this season than Boston, with the latest chatter being that they would like to add Atlanta's soaring star to their roster. 

Woj: Paul Pierce most likely to be traded from Boston Celtics

On NBC Sports Talk Tuesday night, Adrian Wojnarowski said Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge have decided internally that the Boston Celtics are not contenders. No big shock there, since they have both presumably been watching the same games we have. But Woj added that Paul Pierce — not Rajon Rondo or anybody else — is the most likely Celtic to be traded prior to the March 15 deadline...

Danny Ainge Tries to Squash Rondo Trade Rumors

With the upcoming March 15 NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, the trade rumors surrounding Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo have been heating up. Celtics President Danny Ainge spoke with the Boston Herald in an attempt to squash the rumors that have been swirling in social media. “I anticipate him being here for a long...Read the Rest...

Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge both deny they are shopping Rajon Rondo

Earlier today we brought you a report that the Boston Celtics were aggressively shopping Rajan Rondon because of a personality conflict with Doc Rivers. It didn’t make sense to us, but things happen all the time that don’t make sense.  Fast forward a couple of hours and both Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers have come out separately denying that they want to move Rondo.Ainge spoke...

Danny Ainge Expects Rajon Rondo to Remain in Boston for 'Long Time,' Doc Rivers 'Tired' of Trade Talks

It's time to pump the brakes on the Rajon Rondo trade talks, at least according to Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and C's president Danny Ainge. Rivers addressed the continued trade speculation centered around the Celtics' All-Star point guard, and Rivers sounded confident that Rondo isn't going anywhere. The head coach told that he spoke with Ainge on Wednesday...

Celtics Vs. Nets: Boston Buries New Jersey, 107-94

Boston Celtics, I don’t even know you anymore.Back above .500? Blowing out a cellar-dweller? Not letting the Nets back in the game after an 18-point halftime lead? Rajon Rondo talking to reporters shortly after the game?I could get used to aggressive, double-double machine Kevin Garnett again, or 35 team assists (13 from the Kentucky cancer, mind you). Of course, I shouldn...

Wojnarowski: Paul Pierce is the "most likely" player for the Celtics to trade

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge have decided — or have been forced to come to the realization — that the Boston Celtics are not championship contenders and they are ready to make some deals for the future. Woj also believes that Paul Pierce would be the most likely candidate to get shipped out of town. Wojnarowski points to...

Semantics! Double speak! Hooray for uninformed rumor mongering!

This is the crap that makes my eyes bleed. Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show Sam Smith, writer for, was asked who was more likely to be dealt, Steve Nash or Rajon Rondo. “I think Ainge is pretty close to wanting to pull the trigger,” said Smith.  I think he's pretty close to wanting to pull the trigger. So... he doesn't want to pull the trigger...
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