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  1. So when is it for Shaq? Ainge says he could pay Sunday.

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics

    Earlier today, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Shaquille O’Neal might not really be ready to go for a while and his recovery could bleed into the playoffs. Then in the afternoon Celtics GM Danny Ainge went on WEEI radio and said that Shaq could be back this weekend or not long after, according to the…

  2. Coming lockout might help Celtics retain Doc Rivers

    Mar 23, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    As we told you last weekend, the general consensus within the coaching community is that Doc Rivers walks away from the Celtics after this season and becomes a helicopter dad that Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t know how to get rid of. (Rivers’ son Austin is a Duke recruit that starts in the fall.) But what if…

  3. Danny Ainge most concerned that Celtics get healthy, rested

    Mar 18, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    There’s Rajon Rondo’s slump. There’s Shaquille O’Neal’s health and skills. There’s getting the No. 1 seed in the East. There’s a couple tough road trips ahead. There’s plenty of things that Celtics GM Danny Ainge could worry about. But what he is most worried about is getting the Celtics healthy and rested headed into the…

  4. Ainge says the Kendrick Perkins trade makes Boston better

    Mar 7, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    I’ve heard plenty of Celtics fans tell me why I am wrong, but count me in the group that thinks trading away Kendrick Perkins will come back to haunt Boston. I’m not alone, Dan Shaughnessy ripped Ainge in Sports Illustrated when the trade went down. But Monday he gave Ainge a chance to defend the…

  5. Kendrick Perkins agrees to contract extension with Thunder

    Mar 1, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    UPDATE 12:16 pm: We have the financial figures — $34.8 million over four years, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. That works out to an average of $8.7 million a year and is about $12 million more than Boston could offer. Boston was hamstrung with its offer because it is over the salary cap, which…

  6. PBT Friday Morning One Liners

    Feb 25, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Clippers

    So remember how everybody around the league said this was going to be a slow trading deadline…. Danny Ainge spins that his deadline deal helps the Celtics win now. Baron Davis and Byron Scott are friends now. Everything is good. Nothing to worry about there. Nope. Can’t see any problems. How the O.J. Mayo to…

  7. Perkins exit leaves Boston locker room in tears

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    The Boston locker room is tight. This isn’t your average NBA locker room, with guys who get along okay, but after the practices they all head separate directions with their posses. Boston was different. Call it Ubuntu, call it a bond formed by winning a title, call it whatever you want, it was real. And…

  8. Boston’s Danny Ainge learned from history, tries to avoid repeating it

    Feb 24, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    When the Boston Celtics powerhouse teams of the ‘80s wound down, the wheels came off that franchise. There were a lot of factors; Len Bias was a big one. Current Celtics GM Danny Ainge — a member of those teams — has said the Celtics made a mistake trying to ride the wave all the…

  9. Danny Ainge confirms Celtics are looking for deadline trade

    Feb 9, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    If Marquis Daniels had not suffered a freakish, scary injury last week, the Boston Celtics very likely would have ridden out the trade deadline and watched every other team try to match what they already have. Right now, Boston is the rabbit every team is trying to catch (even San Antonio, Boston scares teams more…

  10. Kevin Garnett has calf strain, out only a couple weeks

    Dec 30, 2010, 5:56 PM EDT

    Garnett injured

    UPDATE 5:56 pm: Via the Celtics Web site, here are the quotes from Danny Ainge on the injury. “Kevin had an MRI and a thorough examination (on Thursday) and it’s the same as last night,” said Ainge. “It’s just a muscle – I say just – but it’s a muscle injury, a strained calf. It’s…

  11. It’s Danny Ainge’s turn to stick up for Kevin Garnett

    Nov 5, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    Just when you were hoping the whole Kevin Garnett/Charlie Villanueva/”cancer patient” controversy had run its course, Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge jumps in the fay. Ainge has a weekly radio show on WEEI in Boston and — shockingly — backed his player Garnett 100 percent, as transcribed by ESPNBoston. “There’s one thing that I know…

  12. Kevin Garnett is rested and healthy. Fear the Celtics.

    Sep 25, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Garnett is still the beating heart and key player for the Celtics. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce are crucial. Rajon Rondo’s importance grows daily. Kendrick Perkins and the O’Neals matter in the middle. Donkey and Shrek matter off the bench. But last season, Garnett’s health determined the Celtics fate. Which is why this quote…

  13. Celtics fans welcome back Delonte West with open arms

    Sep 3, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Like a prodigal son, Boston fans — and Danny Ainge is among those fans — are welcoming back Delonte West with open arms. The fatted calf is running scared right about now. Delonte is back to a place where he had his best seasons — in the pre Big 3 era in Boston West was…

  14. Could Boston get a max player? Almost, but would they jettison Pierce to do it?

    Jun 30, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Can you picture Dwyane Wade as a Celtic? Chris Bosh? Even that other big name? Reshaping the Celtics around that player and Rajon Rondo? It’s not impossible. But it’s not very likely either. Here’s how it shakes out. The Celtics have more than $15 million in room under the cap on paper, but not in…

  15. Celtics top pick to undergo ankle surgery

    Jun 25, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    Less than 24 hours after getting raves for picking Avery Bradley to backup Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics announced their new point guard is going to undergo ankle surgery. According to Danny Ainge (as reported by Associated Press) this is a scoping of the ankle. A relatively minor procedure, but he will miss Summer League.…

  16. Report: Ainge considering McHale as backup plan to Rivers, might be gone himself

    Jun 19, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    The Celtics’ Finals loss to the Lakers has hit the team hard. In its wake, there’s uncertainty at every level. Ray Allen is a free agent. Kendrick Perkins may not be back in time for the start of the season. The team needs a younger roster infusion. And most notably, Doc Rivers may be moving…

  17. Danny Ainge fined $25,000 for tossing the towel

    May 6, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge got caught up in the heat of the moment and forgot that at the NBA League Office, this is fining season. Ainge has been fined $25,000 by the league for throwing a town in the air to distract the Cavalier’s JJ Hickson at the free throw line during the Celtics…

  18. Danny Ainge: this Celtics/Cavaliers series isn't like two years ago. Ya think?

    Apr 30, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT

    Two years ago, on their way to the NBA championship, the Celtics and Cavaliers had a fantastic, epic clash in the second round. Seven big games, where at times it looked like LeBron James was going to almost single-handedly knock Boston out of the playoffs. Coming out of that, the Celtics were sharper than they…

  19. Celtics face 'win or blow-up' scenario

    Feb 27, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT

    It was all worth it. You have to tell yourself that, Celtics fan or no. The offseason that brought Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston next to Paul Pierce was a success, because it brought a banner, and there’s nothing that can be done to refute that. The NBA’s ultimate prize is worth the…

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