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Doc Rivers Praises Danny Ainge’s Patience Amid Coach Firings Around NBA

BOSTON — The 2015-16 NBA season hasn’t been kind to coaches and we’re still a few days away from the All-Star break. The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday. He became the fifth head coach fired this season, joining David Blatt in Cleveland, Jeff Hornacek in Phoenix, Kevin McHale in Houston and Lionel Hollins in Memphis. Rumors have circulated that George...
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Report: Danny Ainge 'excited' at chance to add Al Horford

Al Horford is on the trade block, and Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has the assets to facilitate a trade for the Atlanta Hawks star. Per Chris Mannix of the Vertical, Ainge is excited about the opportunity to swing a deal that lands Horford. “I think Boston, Al Horford is a legitimate possibility for the Celtics. I think that is one of the guys across the league...
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If Danny Ainge trades the Brooklyn pick, it won't be for an aging superstar

Last week, Danny Ainge went on WEEI and discussed the possibility of dealing Brooklyn's first-round draft choice this year.  For the most part, Ainge said exactly what you'd expect him to--that's he not looking to move the pick, but would at the right price.  As Jay King of Mass Live pointed out, one specific quote from Ainge is worth noting:It would have to be, certainly, a very...
Via Celtics Life
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Should The Boston Celtics Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline?

The NBA trade deadline is less than two weeks away and to no one's surprise, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been the center of attention for all kinds of trade speculation. The Celtics were built to make a move at this time of year, but with how they are playing, maybe he should be thinking about standing pat?
Via Pro Bball Report
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NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics Could Deal 2016 Nets Pick For Right Price

The Boston Celtics have plenty of assets at their disposal as the NBA’s Feb. 18 trade deadline approaches, and Danny Ainge isn’t afraid to use any of them. The Celtics’ president of basketball operations made an appearance Thursday on WEEI’s “Dale & Holley” and explained that no player on Boston’s roster, even All-Star Isaiah Thomas or budding young guard Marcus...
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Celtics’ Danny Ainge talks trading Nets pick

The Boston Celtics and Danny Ainge sit on an absolute gold mine of trade assets ahead of the February 18 NBA trade deadline, chief among them a first-round pick belonging to the Brooklyn Nets. Ainge and the Celtics continue to pop up in trade rumors for that very reason. One rumbling linked the team to the Houston Rockets and center Dwight Howard. Another simply suggested the Celtics...
Via The Sports Daily
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Danny Ainge says he's in no rush to get Jordan Mickey on the floor for the Celtics

Free Mickey?In our recent CelticsLife Live show, we discussed whether or not it may be time to start integrating some of the kids (and by kids I mean the three rookies and James Young) into the rotation.  At some point, we need to find out if any of them can play--preferably before the next draft comes around and Boston has the chance to make eight more picks.As far as D-League...
Via Celtics Life
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Brad Stevens 'listening and laughing' at NBA trade rumors

BOSTON — Brad Stevens had a lot to learn when he first entered the NBA. Among those lessons: Navigating the crazy world of the trade deadline. The league’s Feb. 18 trade deadline is fast approaching, and with that has come all sorts of scuttlebutt about big names potentially being on the move. (Blake Griffin to the Oklahoma City Thunder? Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors...
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Report: Celtics Being ‘Quietly Aggressive’ Leading Up To NBA Trade Deadline

Danny Ainge might be lurking with the NBA trade deadline approaching. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations always seems to have his hand in multiple trade scenarios as the deadline approaches, and it sounds as if this season is no different.’s Marc Stein reported Friday that the Celtics are being “quietly aggressive” with the Feb. 18 trade deadline...
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Danny Ainge and Celtics looking for ‘star’ at NBA trade deadline?

Go ahead and add Danny Ainge’s Boston Celtics to the mix of possible teams making notable moves ahead of the NBA trade deadline. The Celtics sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference at 26-21, but Ainge has been pretty candid over the past few weeks about his team’s chances of winning a title, rather openly admitting that making a move would help his team keep up with the...
Via The Sports Daily
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