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Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (57) / 3/17/1959
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According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Celtics have been "stifled" in their attempts to trade the No. 3 pick.
Armed with eight picks in the 2016 draft, the Celtics haven't made it a secret that they are looking to package some picks in exchange for an established veteran. The Celtics have been linked to players such as Kevin Love, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Jimmy Butler in the past, but this latest report suggests that they have also been looking at Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton and Gordon Hayward. Jun 21 - 10:27 PM
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Danny Ainge reportedly met with the agent of Kevin Love and Harrison Barnes in New York City this week.

While there is nothing more to this update than a meeting, there is speculation that Ainge could be priming the pump for a trade for Love and/or a signing of Barnes. We'll keep our eyes on this situation, but Ainge is looking to make a big splash this summer and either (or both) of those moves would certainly qualify as such.
Jun 16 - 1:37 PM

The Celtics are "really shopping" the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, according to CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely.

Blakely adds that the Celtics appear "very comfortable" taking Cal's Jaylen Brown with the third pick if the club holds onto the selection. Take this report with a grain of salt as everyone is driving some type of agenda with less than two weeks until the draft, and Boston is unlikely to move the pick unless it returns an impact player.
Source: CSN NE
Jun 13 - 11:11 AM

Danny Ainge stated during a recent interview that while he'd like the Celtics to immediately become a championship contender, he will not sacrifice future assets for a short-term solution.

"Ownership would like to see something happen faster," said Ainge. "But I have to protect us from doing something irrational... If it’s something that gets us to being a true championship contender faster, we’re all for it. As long as it’s a sustainable formula and not a one-year quick hit, sacrificing future assets." The Celtics will have plenty of money to spend during free agency, in addition to the No. 3 overall selection, so Ainge is going to have a lot of decisions to make this offseason.
Source: CBS Boston
May 24 - 2:57 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that he has high expectations for this offseason.

"My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune," Ainge said. "We need the ping-pong balls to bounce our way to give us the best opportunity. Whether we use [the first-round pick acquired from the Nets] or whether we trade that pick, and in free agency, we have opportunities." Ainge added that no one on the roster is untouchable and hinted that he will try to make a big splash in free agency. Armed with eight picks in this year's draft alone, Ainge has more than enough assets to make some noise.
May 7 - 12:09 PM

The Celtics aren't willing to pay a premium for Dwight Howard or Al Horford at the moment, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Boston has been linked to both big men recently, but reportedly aren't willing to pay through the nose for either player as both would be a short-term rental. The Celtics have the assets and desire to make a splash, but it appears Celtics president Danny Ainge is hoping for prices to go down before he pulls the trigger on a deal.
Feb 18 - 10:17 AM

Danny Ainge said the Nets first-round pick that the Celtics own is important, but not untouchable.

While the pick is one of Boston's best trade assets, the Celtics president said it's not the most important. "We know it’s important, but it’s not untouchable, either," Ainge said. "It’s important and it has value for us. It’s not the most important value. We have some players we value more than we value the Brooklyn pick." The Celtics are in the market for a rim-protecting big man and an elite scorer, so we'll just have to wait and see if they use the pick or other assets to acquire either (or both) before Thursday's trade deadline.
Feb 16 - 1:06 PM

Danny Ainge said the Celtics are asking for a lot when it comes to trade returns.

While Ainge said he's open to trading players or picks, he also conceded it will take a lot to acquire the Celtics assets. "I can't take it off the table but it's going to be tough to get," Ainge said. "There's obviously a lot of guys that we love, and they're sort of the identity of our team that we're certainly not looking to trade." The Celtics have been rumored to be interested in Al Horford and Jeff Teague, but it doesn't sound like anything is imminent.
Feb 11 - 11:02 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller