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Video: Team President Rich Gotham speaks on Celtics' future, 'we're further ahead than we though'

Celtics.com's Marc D'Amico recently sat down with Rich Gotham.  The topics of conversation included Gotham's faith in Danny Ainge, executing the rebuilding plan, pleasing the fans and luring free agents. Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
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Who on the Celtics roster should be in their long-term plans?

When your nickname is "Trader" as is the case with Celtics' GM Danny Ainge, there can't be many untouchables on the C's roster. Although Ainge wouldn't hesitate at trading anyone, who should be in consideration for the long-term plans of the team? Isaiah Thomas first comes to mind, but his contract is a gift and a curse. Going into next season, the Celtics spark plug has three years...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton be a Celtics draft pick?

Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton could dribble down a similar career path as former Boston Celtics player and current President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge. Both excelled as athletes at the collegiate level, both successful in baseball and basketball. For Ainge, it was baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays followed by a lengthy NBA career. Connaughton was drafted by the Orioles...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics readying to do summer league in Las Vegas this year

23 teams already participate in Las Vegas Summer League. It turns out the Celtics will be team No. 24.  It turns out Boston has already announced part of the team that will be in Sin City when LVSL begins July 10. From CLNS Radio: "The Boston Celtics will send Marcus Smart, James Young and Colton Iverson to Las Vegas to participate on the team. Phil Pressey could be added tot he...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from May 19: Two high-level prospects say Brad Stevens is a selling point; Celtics could target DeAndre Jordan in free agency; Danny Ainge almost traded Paul Pierce to Minnesota in 2007

Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the New Big 3 could have happened in Minnesota?

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. Danny Ainge, Celtics GM: Because Kevin and I were such close friends, we had numerous conversations over the years [about Garnett]. We realized that Paul [Pierce] and KG would be a great combination. We thought...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite series loss, Paul Pierce's clutch performance impressed Danny Ainge

Boston Celtics fans, it's okay if you found yourself kind of rooting for the Washington Wizards against the Atlanta Hawks. The Paul Pierce that the Wizards saw -- and that nearly grounded the Hawks -- was a trip down memory lane for Celtics fans. And Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was right there with the rest of the green faithful.“I’ve really had a lot...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s Playoff Performance Wowed Old Celtics Boss Danny Ainge

Admit it, Boston Celtics fans: You were loving every second of Paul Pierce’s brief but eventful run through this year’s NBA playoffs. Pierce’s old boss certainly was. “I’ve really had a lot of fun watching Paul in the playoffs,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald before the Atlanta Hawks eliminated Pierce’s Washington Wizards...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Were Offered First Round Pick At Deadline For Avery Bradley

The Boston Celtics rejected a trade offer at the deadline of a first round pick for Avery Bradley. Bradley was on the first season of a four-year, $32 million deal with the Celtics. Bradley is a well-known favorite of Danny Ainge with his versatility on defense.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge, Celtics Garner High Praise From Fellow NBA Executives

The Boston Celtics’ rapid turnaround has not gone unnoticed among NBA circles. The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett caught up with a number of NBA executives over the weekend at the league’s draft combine in Chicago to get their takes on the job Danny Ainge and his staff have done over these past few years in Boston. Here’s a sampling: — Indiana Pacers president (and Celtics...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge gets praise from execs around the league for his rebuild plan so far

We all know Danny Ainge has done a hell of a job in this rebuild. Watching him turn aging players, under-performers and malcontents into a bevy of picks and young talent that also happened to make the playoffs has been something magical to behold.According to Steve Bulpett's recent article over at the Boston Hearald, rival executives seem to agree.“That’s what you do in this...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics GM Danny Ainge Has Options This Summer

With over $20 million available and 4 draft picks, the Celtics will be busy the next few months
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump..Where C’s Rebuilding Plan Gets High Marks

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. “I think they’ve done a terrific job of not only gathering assets but also remaining competitive while they do it,” said McDonough, formerly the assistant GM under Ainge. “It’s not an easy thing to do...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Kelly Oubre

The 2014-15 Celtics' pleasantly surprising run to the playoffs had many fans hoping that the ongoing rebuilding process might be much shorter than we had initially feared. However, it's Danny Ainge's job to be realistic, and the fact is that, unless Boston can attract one of the top free agents this offseason, next year's roster may only be a handful of wins better than last year...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Will Be ‘Very, Very Active’ In Offseason, Assistant GM Says

If the Boston Celtics don’t make any major trades or free-agent signings this summer, it won’t be for a lack of trying. The Celtics plan to be busy in the offseason and have plenty of assets, including young players and draft picks, to make substantial roster changes with the hopes of competing for a championship in the near future. “We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are working the combine

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. Break time was short for members of the Celtics brass, who are just two weeks removed from being eliminated from the NBA playoffs and now are here preparing for what could be a critical draft in the team’s...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ainge says he wants to "do something significant" this offseason

Danny Ainge looks back at this past season. He says he thought the team would take a step backwards after the trades (Rondo and Green), but they didn't. Ainge credits Stevens for the win total. He adds that the team will be "in the game" this offseason if a star becomes available. He says the team had the assets to be in the game when Ray and KG were available in 2007, but not when...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge is prepared to… hold off and wait?

Danny Ainge spoke recently about his mentality going into the offseason: If there are big moves we like, we do them. If there are big moves we are not in love with, then we hold off and wait. Those are the challenging ones. Some are very easy to determine and some are very challenging. Sounds like a fairly obvious line of thinking, but GM’s make panic moves all the time. I have...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Wants Celtics To 'Stay In The Game' On Potential Big Move

The Boston Celtics were stuck between the playoffs and the lottery for most of the 14-15 season and became a better team after trading away Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green. "When we made the trades, we felt like we needed to move a different direction," said Danny Ainge. "We did anticipate we'd take a little bit of a step backwards. We got better as the season went on." The Celtics will...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: top options in the upcoming NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics have four picks in the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place on June 25th in Brooklyn, New York.  Due to the Celtics’ late-season playoff push, their first pick comes at 16, outside the lottery and past the point in the draft where teams typically expect to get a true impact player.  There have of course been exceptions. Boston, in fact, made a draft day trade...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Celtics Trade Prospect Kelly Olynyk Loves Toronto

The Boston Celtics are awash in young developing players and draft picks and that only feeds speculation President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is going to be making moves this summer. At 7’ tall, Kelly Olynyk is a stretch five with a silky smooth shot, but he can be a maddeningly inconsistent player – except when the Canadian is playing against the Toronto Raptors.
Via Pro Bball Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics building a great company

2014-2015 was a step forward for the Boston Celtics but what has Danny Ainge done to position them for taking the next step this offseason.
Via CLNS Radio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge finishes fourth in Executive of the Year voting

"I've got all these assets, man! Picks, young guns, TPEs . . . I'm going to cash in for something BIG. Real big . . . like Boogie-big."Celtics' president of basketball operations Danny Ainge finished fourth in Executive of the Year voting according to Jay King of MassLive.com. Ainge was active throughout the 2014-15 season, completing several transactions that brought in Isaiah Thomas...
Via Celtics Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From May 1: Celtics Could Target DeMarcus Cousins; Danny Ainge 4th In Executive Of The Year; Marcus Smart 5th In Rookie Of The Year

Via CLNS Radio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics' GM Danny Ainge Finishes 4th In Executive Of The Year

In a season where the Boston Celtics jumped from 25 to 40 regular season victories, GM and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge was duly acknowledged, finishing 4th in Executive Of The Year voting.
Via CLNS Radio
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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