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Danny Ainge reacts to Cavs player's profane praise for Kyrie Irving trade

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on Thursday diplomatically played off an anonymous Cleveland Cavaliers player's profane praise over last offseason's Kyrie Irving blockbuster trade.The Athletic's Jason Lloyd revealed this week how when things were going south for Cleveland at some point during the regular season an unidentified Cavs player frustratingly bemoaned the Irving deal while referring to Ainge as an “ thief.”Irving ended up with Boston after the Celtics sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round...
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Smart has great quote about Stevens drawing up plays

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

Brad Stevens has proven himself as one of the best coaches in the NBA with the job he has done in Boston this season, but even some Celtics players question his methods at times. From the sound of it, those questions are answered rather quickly.Celtics point guard Marcus Smart, who was instrumental in the team's Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, admitted on Thursday that he is sometimes puzzled over the plays Stevens draws up. But, according to Smart, they always seem to work. Boston somehow has a 2-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead over the LeBron James-led Cavs despite being...
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Celtics' Brad Stevens Praises Danny Ainge, Good Fortune For Nets Trade Success

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

BOSTON - When the Boston Celtics pulled off one of the great trade heists in NBA history in 2013, it would have been silly to envision the C's getting three lottery picks out of the four selections/pick swaps acquired from the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets looked poised to be a championship contender for several seasons after adding Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to a roster that already included All-Star point guard Deron Williams. But the Nets never made it past the second round of the playoffs and shifted course after the 2014-15 season, trading off assets and plummeting to the...
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