Player Page

Danny Ainge | Center

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (56) / 3/17/1959

Latest News

Recent News

Danny Ainge said in an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub that he would like to add a go-to scorer to the roster.
"I think the one thing that we could really use is a go-to scorer," Ainge said. "We have some guys that have carried us -- Kelly [Olynyk has] carried us, Avery [Bradley has] carried us, Isaiah [Thomas has] carried us, [Jared Sullinger has] carried us at moments during the season, Evan Turner has carried us. But we have got to -- it would be nice to find another player that's a reliable scorer at the end of games, night in and night out." The Celtics have a stockpile of draft picks and young assets, so they certainly have enough ammunition to make a move. To be clear, nothing is imminent at this point. Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:24:00 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Danny Ainge said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens will go end up being one of the league's great head coaches.

Ainge said that he's always thought a lot of Stevens and is glad that he's finally getting recognition across the NBA. "He’s going to have some ups and downs through his coaching career," Ainge said. "But, it’s my opinion that, in 10 or 20 years from now, we’ll be talking about Brad as one of the great coaches to ever coach in the NBA." We'll have to wait a couple decades to see if Ainge is right, but Stevens has certainly made an impression on the league and will now look to lead the Celtics to a second consecutive playoff berth.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 01:21:00 PM

The Celtics have reportedly ended their pursuit of Tobias Harris and Corey Brewer.

While the signing of Jae Crowder essentially ruled out their need for Brewer, the Celtics had a certain financial parameter in mind when it came to Tobias Harris and have bowed out now that it's become clear that Orlando will match any offer that Harris receives in restricted free agency. This isn't news that most Celtics fans want to hear, but it's also worth noting that the Celtics have not reached out to Greg Monroe, Robin Lopez, or Gerald Green since the beginning of the free agency period.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 09:39:00 AM

The Celtics reportedly offered four first-round picks for the ninth pick in the draft.

Whew. That's quite a boatload of picks. The Celtics had the 16th and 28th picks from Thursday, and they also have four first round picks next season -- most are protected, though. Clearly, the Hornets really, really wanted Frank Kaminsky.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 03:16:00 PM

The Celtics were "probably offering too much" in their failed attempts to trade into the lottery, according to general manager Danny Ainge.

"Our probably biggest plan was to try to use a lot of our assets, a lot of our picks, to try to consolidate picks and to move up in the draft," Ainge said. Based on how the draft went, the Celtics were looking to move into the 4-9 range in the draft. Furthermore, with reporters tipping picks early on, it was somewhat clear which teams were closest to making deals to move back. The Hornets were very close while the Magic likely looking to deal, but Boston couldn't come to terms.
Source: Mass Live
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Danny Ainge said that the Celtics will target big men during free agency this offseason.

"We'll finish our roster this summer," said Ainge, who vowed to target big men in free agency. "Obviously there's holes in the roster at our big spots, and not so much in the guard lineup. But our roster isn't complete. If you've learned anything, that's one thing you should know: What you see today is not what you'll see tomorrow or next month." The Celtics will likely be looking for a rim protector this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see what Ainge can accomplish during free agency.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 11:07:00 AM

There are "strong rumblings" of the Celtics and Hornets swapping the ninth and 16th picks in the draft.

Earlier today, NBA Twitter was talking about Jared Sullinger following the Hornets on Twitter, so feel free to speculate however you like. The Celtics are certainly going to make a move tonight.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 07:41:00 PM

The Boston Celtics are rumored to be interested in moving up to the third overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft if Jahlil Okafor slips past the second spot.

While it's an unlikely scenario that Okafor slips to the third pick, the Celtics are reportedly ready to offer a "monster package" to the 76ers if slips. We'll have to wait and see if Celtics president Danny Ainge is able to pull off a big move that he's been promising, but any package would likely be centered around Marcus Smart and draft picks.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:35:00 PM

The Boston Celtics have discussed a trade with at least one lottery team in advance of the 2015 NBA Draft, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

While Celtics president Danny Ainge has promised fireworks before previous drafts, it looks like they may actually happen this time as a rival general manager said that the Celtics are one of the few teams thinking big. We'll have to wait and see what those fireworks entail, but the Celtics are armed with four picks in the 2015 draft and eight picks in the 2016 draft so they certainly have the ability to move up if they find a deal they like.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:11:00 AM

The Celtics are not going to be sharing more information about their upcoming draft workouts.

That means no more media, no more releases and no more listing players in town. The Celtics have two picks in the first round and they're probably going to be active on draft night. They have the 16th pick in the draft, but there are a lot of rumors of them trying to move up.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 06:08:00 PM

According to the Racine Journal-Times, the Celtics are eyeing trades that would allow them to move into the draft lottery.

The Celtics have the No. 16 and No. 28 pick in the first round this summer, and they are reportedly "dangling" those two picks in order to move up in the lottery. It isn't clear which prospect that the Celtics have their eyes on, but they could definitely add some firepower to their frontcourt. The Celtics have 12 total picks over the next two seasons, so expect them to be very aggressive in trade talks moving forward.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 09:25:00 AM

The Celtics have "had some conversations" about stashing draft picks overseas, as they're currently scheduled to have 12 picks over the next two summers.

Boston has four picks in the 2015 draft and they hold eight picks for 2016, though some of them will surely be used in subsequent trades. "We usually wait to let [prospects] do some workouts, figure out their own stock and where they might be," said assistant GM Austin Ainge. "Then I’ll start having those conversations [about going overseas] maybe a week or two before the draft just to have that in our back pocket in case it’s needed." In other words, don't fall in love with anyone the Celtics draft in the second round.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, May 31, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Opposing executives praised the job Danny Ainge is doing as the Celtics continue to rebuild their team.

"It’s hard to do what he’s done," Larry Bird said. "I think he’s done a good job. He even got a first-rounder for his coach, you know." "They’ve done a good job," said Flip Saunders, "Danny’s always been very proactive in what he’s trying to do, so they’ve been able to improve and maintain." The Celtics, as a reminder, got a first-round pick for Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green to add to their war chest full of assets. It could be a big summer in Beantown.
Mon, May 18, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Celtics president Danny Ainge said the team will be swinging for the fences in free agency this summer.

"We're going after all the top names on the list and we'll see what happens," Ainge said of the upcoming free agent class. While Ainge's statement may have Celtics fans envisioning Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, or Greg Monroe in Boston next fall, Ainge also promised "fireworks" last summer so we'll have to take this with a grain of salt. The Celtics do have the cap room to make a max offer, however, so we'll keep a close eye on this situation as we approach July 1.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 10:53:00 AM

The Celtics are planning on making a splash in free agency this summer, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

Kyler reports that Kevin Love will top the Celtics' offseason wish list, while Greg Monroe, Marc Gasol, Kawhi Leonard, and Jimmy Butler are other players Danny Ainge covets. There's a good chance that all of those players return to their current teams, but the Celtics have the cap room to make a max offer and seem intent on going down swinging, at the very least.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3David Lee
4Jordan Mickey
C1Jared Sullinger
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller