// Danny Ainge

Perry Jones III Flipped to Celtics

The Boston Celtics have acquired athletic wingman Perry Jones III, a 2019 second round pick from the Detroit Pistons and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future conditional second round pick. Jones averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 points per game for the Thunder last season. As Royce Young of ESPN noted, Jones […]

What David Lee Can Bring to Boston

Last season David Lee was injured, lost his starting job, at times was irrelevant and when you look at his numbers they are shockingly competent. Sure, he can’t defend at all but at 6’9” with limited athleticism and short arms, what do you expect? And its not like his lack of defense is going to […]

Some Thoughts From Celtics’ First Summer League Game

Summer league for the Celtics officially started Monday night and it was a joy to watch. Despite the loss, it is exciting to watch these younger players compete and perform. While conclusions about the future success of these guys cannot be drawn from one summer game, there were a number observations I took away from Monday night’s game. James […]

Why This Year’s NBA Draft Doesn’t Really Matter

A lot has been made of the difficult time the Celtics have had trying to workout prospects. Some players, such as Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker have pulled out of their workouts and it is unclear why. Whether they think the 16th spot is lower than they would want to go or its lower than they think they should […]

Talking Myself Into DeMarre Carroll as a Celtics Target

I have been resistant to buy into DeMarre Carroll as much as some. But there is quite a bit of buzz about the Atlanta Hawks wing (no pun intended) coming to Boston and also a lot of buzz about him receiving the most overpriced contract of this offseason. It’s true that paying $12 million per […]

If Celtics Are Willing to Trade Up in Draft, Must Target Justise

With the draft less than three weeks away, the rumor mill has been abuzz with talk of the Celtics potentially trading up in the draft for a lottery pick. Outside of the top three picks, which are almost certainly Karl Anthony-Towns, Jahlil Okafor, and D’Angelo Russell, the rest of the draft remains fairly uncertain and offers […]

Using Trade Exceptions and Bringing Boogie to Boston

I have already stated that I am not sure is DeMarcus Cousins would fit in Boston but I would still take the risk depending on the package Sacramento is looking for. There are a number of things general manager Danny Ainge could do to get Cousins or some other star, given the cap situation and […]

How to Build the Next Celtics Dynasty

In the 21st century, Boston is a city that has become accustom to winning. Since 2000, its major sports teams (Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins) have combined to win nine championships. The Celtics though, despite being the one of the two most accomplished and winningest NBA teams in history, have only contributed one. On […]

The Truth is (Still) Out There: An Update on Paul Pierce

On Monday night, in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, Pierce was already 5-of-6 from three when Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman decided it was time for Paul Pierce to, once again, unleash his late-game heroics.  With 9.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, down 104-101 to the Atlanta Hawks, everybody in the Verizon Center […]

Will Jae Crowder be on Celtics Next Season?

Upon hearing that the Celtics traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for an assortment of spare parts, I was sufficiently underwhelmed, and thus disappointed in Danny Ainge, who has, to this point, masterfully navigated the post-Big Three landscape.  While Rondo’s value had already significantly depreciated since his ACL tear, we – as Celtics fans […]

Can Danny Ainge Set Off Fireworks this Offseason?

On Thursday, the Celtics Twitter account quoted Danny Ainge saying “I don’t think we’ve ever had cap space in the history of the Celtics, at least since I’ve been here. We need to spend it wisely.”  While Ainge is undoubtedly excited to test how attractive of a free agent destination Boston really is, and thus contradict the […]

Celtics Release Shavlik Randolph, Sign Chris Babb, Ignite Trade Rumors

Danny Ainge just couldn’t forgive Shavlik Randolph for elbowing Kelly Olynyk in the face.  In reality, with Jared Sullinger back, there was simply no need for the bench-warming Randolph to take up a roster spot better served for developing players. Chris Babb, who played briefly with the Celtics last season (including two summer league stints with […]

Does Brad Stevens Deserve Consideration for Coach of the Year?

For over 50 years, the Red Auerbach Trophy has been awarded each season to the NBA coach whom  sportswriters have deemed the most exceptional. The award is presented prior to the postseason, thus, its recipient’s postseason performance is not a factor. Last year was the first time in 11 seasons that its recipient, Gregg Popovich, was awarded the honor and then […]

Looking Back: Grading the Celtics at the Trade Deadline

The Boston Celtics have made an NBA high of 11 trades this season, which included two trades on the day of the NBA trade deadline. The trades involved sending Marcus Thornton and a future first round pick (2016 from the Cleveland Cavilers) to the Phoenix Suns, and in return the Celts received Isaiah Thomas. The […]

Celtics Rule Sullinger Out for Rest of Season

It seemed the Boston Celtics of the future were finally taking shape. Isaiah Thomas arrived at the trade deadline to take over as the starting point guard of the next few years, Kelly Olynyk was getting ready to return from his ankle injury, and the Celtics were just a game and a half out of […]