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Report: Kevin Love

One thing that is evident so far in this Celtics/Cavs series is that as good a coach as Brad Stevens is, the Celtics just don't have the top shelf talent to compete with the big boys. There will be several big name free agents this Summer, but most will inevitably re-sign with their current teams for top dollar. While Danny Ainge will be sure to make a run at young free agents like...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics have officially won the Rondo trade with Jae Crowder, and Danny Ainge wants to keep him

The above quote is from Jae Crowder regarding the opportunity to play a postseason game at the TD Garden.  Who would have ever though he'd have the chance to say something like that this season?When the Celtics acquired Crowder in the Rajon Rondo deal, imagine what kind of odds you might've gotten on betting he'd outscore Rondo in this year's playoffs?  After just two games, that...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ainge not getting it

With Rajon Rondo’s tenure with the Dallas Mavericks seemingly over, the decision to trade the point guard will go down as another win for Danny Ainge.
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ainge 'very surprised' over Rondo's struggles with Mavs

With Rajon Rondo’s tenure with the Dallas Mavericks seemingly over, the decision to trade the point guard will go down as another win for Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Ainge, however, said Thursday that he never could have predicted Rondo’s swift downfall in Big D. “I’m very surprised,” Ainge told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher &...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge on Jae Crowder: "We think he's a part of our team going forward"

Danny Ainge joined the Toucher and Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub this morning for his weekly interview and discussed Jae Crowder, the playoffs and his thoughts on the Rajon Rondo drama in Dallas.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge on GM of the Year: "It should be Bob Myers at Golden State"

After taking a week off, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge joined the Toucher and Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub this morning to discuss the Celtics' playoff position, Brad Stevens and whether or not he should be GM of the Year in 2015.
Via CLNS Radio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where The Celtics can clinch a playoff spot today

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. After the Miami Heat fell Saturday night, the Boston Celtics could potentially clinch a playoff berth this weekend. With a win against Cleveland on Sunday and an Indiana loss to Oklahoma City, the Celtics will...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brad Stevens plan: How a coach reversed course for a franchise

Danny Ainge had a plan, but Brad Stevens is ruining it. The Boston Celtics general manager was going to compile every draft pick known to mankind (Boston could own up to 10 first-rounders over the next four years), lose for a few seasons to boost the value of his own team's selections all while picking up low-risk, high-reward youth that could contribute down the line. But this team...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Is Rondo good enough to behave the way he does?

Rajon Rondo has a reputation for being one of the most difficult players in the NBA to coach. Some even believe he is one of the main reasons Doc Rivers chose to leave Boston. No matter how well he plays, that reputation continues to follow Rondo wherever he goes. One person who knows Rondo very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge is rooting for the playoffs

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It’s hard to manage a bunch of different agendas at once and we’re just trying to get our players better,” said Ainge about an improving roster and his draft plans. “It’s been a very positive year...
Via Red's Army
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics waive Shavlik Randolph, sign Chris Babb

 Danny Ainge is still making some adjustments to the Celtics' roster, even as the season is winding down.On Monday afternoon, Ainge waived Shavlik Randolph (much to the dismay of those who hoped to wear a "More Shavlik" t-shirt) and signed a familiar face -- Chris Babb, who played 14 games for the Celtics last season and has been playing for the Maine Red Claws this year.However...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News Update 4/6/15: Jo Jo White makes it into Springfield, Eighth seed schedule breakdown, Jared Sullinger not at risk according to Danny Ainge

Via CLNS Radio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Jared Sullinger's foot has healed and is available tonight

The Celtics have announced that forward Jared Sullinger's metatarsal stress fracture has healed completely and that he will be available for this evening’s game at TD Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks.In the press release, Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said, “We are excited that Jared’s recovery progressed quicker than initially expected,”Sullinger...
Via Celtics Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Key Players: Keep Them Or Trade Them?

One thing has become clear about the 2014-15 Boston Celtics: Brad Stevens probably isn’t the right guy to be on the sideline. That’s not to say he isn’t a good coach; it’s to say he’s probably too good of a coach for a rebuilding effort. For the most part, Danny Ainge has yet to pull … Continue reading Celtics’ Key Players: Keep Them Or Trade Them? → 1 total views, 1 views today
Via In The Neutral Zone
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Rumors 'just talk,' Brad Stevens 'not considering college'

Brad Stevens on Wednesday shot down the prospect that he’d leave the Boston Celtics for another coaching job in the college ranks. On Thursday, Stevens’ boss took the opportunity to do the same. “Brad’s not considering college,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in his weekly interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich.” “Brad...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: Brad Stevens is not considering college

This morning, Danny Ainge sat down for his weekly interview with the Toucher and Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. In the interview, Ainge discussed the rumors of Brad Stevens going back to college, Zach Lowe's Grantland.com article and the push for the playoffs.
Via CLNS Radio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. Ainge thought about waiting til summer on Thomas trade

"The Celtics discussed holding off on the Thomas deal to deflate their win total, but decided after some debate that they could lose out — or pay a higher price — if they waited until the summer. “Ideally, he might have been someone you pick up in the summer,” Ainge says. “But someone else might trade for him. You might be in a bidding war. You have to move while the iron...
Via Celtics Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge wants to make the playoffs, but not really

The Celtics are doing all the right things, just not at the right time.Don't get me wrong, this "all about 8th-seed" mentality is fun, but not nearly as enjoyable as the still more popular montra of "all about 18."Despite the encouraging signs from the green this season, they are not in the business of "one and done in the playoffs" seasons. Celtics President of Basketball Operations...
Via Celtics Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: “It’s Not My objective to be an Eighth Seed”

The Boston Celtics have spent the last few weeks yo-yoing in and out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, but President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge isn’t focused on making the playoffs. Via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: Ainge hasn’t told Stevens and the club anything other than the Bill Belichick mantra, “Do your job.” His task, however, is a bit...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics hope ninth plus ninth will one day equal eighteenth

With the exodus of Rajon Rondo to the Lone Star State, many Celtics fans likely thought it would be awhile before they could find pleasure in meditating upon the number 9. The wait is over as ESPN's Forecast panel has voted the top 30 executives and coaches. In each, only eight front-office executives were picked above Danny Ainge and only eight coaches were more highly regarded...
Via Celtics Life
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From March 27: Isaiah Thomas Rusty But Feels Good; Danny Ainge Talks Playoffs; Knicks Host Celtics

Via CLNS Radio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Ainge says Brad Stevens is the present and the future

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Stevens knew he would have to absorb a carousel of roster moves and prolonged stretches of unsuccessful basketball. Yet understanding that in theory and actually experiencing it daily has been grueling. Asked...
Via Red's Army
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge thinks his Boston Celtics will make the playoffs

Danny Ainge sat down this morning for his weekly interview with the Toucher and Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub and discussed Isaiah Thomas, the job Brad Stevens has done this year and the team's push for the playoffs.
Via CLNS Radio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: The Biggest Loser - Celtics Edition

As young star Jared Sullinger struggles with weight issues, Danny Ainge and the Celtics front office are making every effort to support his weight loss and conditioning process.  So much so that they've included Sully into this prestigious competition: 'Sheed, Big Baby, Shaq, Scal and Darko.  That's heavy competition right there (figuratively and literally?).  Good luck, Sully...
Via Celtics Life
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Sully’s weight could end his time in Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Celtics already picked up their team option on Sullinger for next season, but he will become a restricted free agent in 2016. Boston wants to see results before it commits to a long-term deal. Ainge said...
Via Red's Army
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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