Celtics Talk: Reports Are Wrong, Team President Danny Ainge Not Done Wheeling And Dealing
Contrary to reports, the Boston Celtics are not done making moves this offseason.
This is all according to the man himself, Danny Ainge.
Speaking to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said the team isn’t yet done making moves.
“No, we’re not comfortable yet,” Ainge said. “We do like our team, but we’re still going to search things out to see if we can find anything that makes us better this offseason.”
The Celtics got Marcus Morris from the Pistons in exchange for Bradley, which meant they kept Jae Crowder even though the team was cutting salaries. Ainge seems to be reluctant in moving the veteran, which backs up an Adam Himmelsbach report.
“Jae is a big part of what we’re doing,” said Ainge. “I mean, he was our best 3-point shooter last year, and he defends some of the top players in the league. Jae’s a very important player for us going forward.”
Boston has an abundance of wings on their team at the moment which could make things difficult for Coach Brad Stevens. But Ainge says Brad is in on every move the team makes.
“Brad is very much involved in all that we do,” said Ainge. “We talk all the time, so I think we know how we think it will all fit. But obviously, you never know for sure. We’re trying to get a team that not only is a group of good players, but also a team that does fit.”
With the Celtics needing help with rebounding and rim protecting they could be on the look out for a big man like Dewayne Dedmon. But trading Bradley made them weak at the guard position which means they could be looking for a shooting ball handler like Jamal Crawford.
Both Dedmon and Crawford are free agents, Boston has one mid-level exception to use and it would make sense to use it on one of them.