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On The Celtics Sending A Message to Danny Ainge Last Night: Keep Us Together

 

Before last night’s big win over the Lakers, Danny Ainge took part in his usual interview on WEEI-FM, acknowledging once again that he was “unlikely” to deal Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce this trade deadline. Despite the declaration, we know Danny better than this. Even with the C’s winning streak, Danny is exploring deals for Paul Pierce and will undoubtedly deal Garnett as well out West (if, and only if) Pierce is sent packing.

Garnett, Pierce and the Celtics realize this though and have come to terms with there being only one real way to stop the possibility…play too damn well and force Danny’s hand, so there can be no dealing of the veteran core. You can’t break up teams on winning streaks like this, Danny. I wrote about that message today in today’s Daily Dime for ESPN.com.

BOSTON — The wins keep piling up, but the trade winds won’t stop blowing into the TD Garden.

With a 116-95 demolition of the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night, the Celtics dealt Kobe Bryant his worst loss of the season while tying their season-high with a six-game winning streak. Kevin Garnett became the 16th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points in the win, highlighting what should have been a banner night for the hosts as they ran their rivals out of the building with a third-quarter scoring onslaught.

Yet, after the game, the atmosphere in the Boston locker room wasn’t completely jovial. It’s not often you hear players feel the need to address trade rumors in the midst of a six-game winning streak, but that’s exactly what happened Thursday night. Garnett closed his news conference with an unprompted statement about his status and future in Boston.

“On a last note, I just want to say that I love my situation here,” Garnett said. “I don’t know what y’all sources or whoever’s making up these bulls— a– articles about me getting traded to Denver and all these other places. But I bleed green and I continue to do that. And if it’s up to me then I’m going to retire a Celtic. So I just want everybody to know that, all right?”

It was a strong declaration by Garnett, with the threat of Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge blowing up this team’s core still hanging over Garnett’s head. Ainge remains adamant that dealing either Garnett, who has a no-trade clause, and Paul Pierce is unlikely, but there’s no doubt he is exploring his options with an eye towards the future for this group. The question now is whether this injury-ridden roster can prove to Ainge to stand pat and let this group, led by the veteran duo, take another shot at a deep playoff run.

 Check out the full piece at today’s Daily Dime

 

 

  • Josh_5

    KG's last 7 games:
    31.0 mpg 18.4 pts 8.6 rbds 2.9 asts 1.6 stls 58.3 fg%

    Yum.

  • CelticsBIG3

    This just in, Dwight Howard is leaving Los Angeles at the end of the season.

    • CG12

      But only if Kobe's evil eye beam lasers don't turn him into a pile of smoking ashes first. Howard is a chump.

  • Danny

    I think that Sundays game will be where the decision is made on whether or not this team stays together at the break. If be can beat a young tough fast Denver Nuggets team at home than we prove to the world that this streak isn’t a fluke and we are not dead. Even if we don’t win but we keep it close and play a respectable game I think it will say a lot. But if we get blown out at home than who knows. I know decisions like this are never made based on one game but Danny has to make a decision at some point and this may be the day he decides what he’s gonna do. Denver is gonna be a true test for us.

  • Jen Liero

    I'm a boston celtics forever since the Russell era, Bird era etc… Please find these email and hope you'll consider this email. This contains the possible line up of your team. I suggest to give Paul Perce & Kevin Garnett another run to help build the futre younger line up. Trade Rajon Rondo 7 some other players. Here's my prospective players :

    No Player Pos Ht Wt Age Exp College

    35Faried, Kenneth PF 6-8 228 231 Morehead State$1,311,240
    15 Randolph, Anthony FC 6-11 225 23 4 LSU$1,674,641
    15 Cousins, DeMarcus FC/C 6-11 270 22 2 Kentucky $3,880,800

    0 Lillard, Damian PG 6-3 195 22 R Weber State$3,065,040
    6 Maynor, Eric PG 6-3 170 25 3 Virginia Commonwealth$2,338,721

    10 DeRozan, DeMar GF/SG 6-7 217 23 3 USC $3,344,25
    11 Thompson, Klay GF/SG 6-7 205 23 1 Washington State $2,222,160

    22 Thomas, Isaiah PG 5-9 185 24 1 Washington $762,195

    30 Bass, Brandon FC/PF 6-8 250 28 7 LSU $6,000,000
    0 Bradley, Avery G/PG 6-2 180 22 2 Texas $1,630,800
    27 Crawford, Jordan G 6-4 195 24 2 Xavier $1,198,680
    5 Garnett, Kevin FC/C 6-11 253 36 17 None $11,566,265
    8 Green, Jeff F/SF 6-9 235 26 5 Georgetown $8,385,000
    11 Lee, Courtney GF/SG 6-5 200 27 4 Western Kentucky $5,000,000
    13 Melo, Fab C/PF 7-0 255 22 R Syracuse $1,254,720
    34 Pierce, Paul SF 6-7 235 35 14 Kansas $16,790,345
    42 Randolph, Shavlik PF 6-10 236 29 7 Duke N/A
    9 Rondo, Rajon PG 6-1 186 27 6 Kentucky $11,000,000
    7 Sullinger, Jared PF 6-9 260 21 R Ohio State $1,306,920
    4 Terry, Jason G/SG/PG 6-2 180 35 13 Arizona $5,000,000
    12 White, DJ PF 6-9 235 26 4 Indiana N/A
    44 Wilcox, Chris FC/C 6-10 235 30 10 Maryland $854,389
    55 Williams, Terrence GF 6-6 220 25 3 Louisville N/A

  • Jen Liero

    Danny ainge & Celtics Organization, This is the recent Team Roster

    30 Bass, Brandon FC/PF 6-8 250 28 7 LSU $6,000,000
    0 Bradley, Avery G/PG 6-2 180 22 2 Texas $1,630,800
    27 Crawford, Jordan G 6-4 195 24 2 Xavier $1,198,680
    5 Garnett, Kevin FC/C 6-11 253 36 17 None $11,566,265
    8 Green, Jeff F/SF 6-9 235 26 5 Georgetown $8,385,000
    11 Lee, Courtney GF/SG 6-5 200 27 4 Western Kentucky $5,000,000
    13 Melo, Fab C/PF 7-0 255 22 R Syracuse $1,254,720
    34 Pierce, Paul SF 6-7 235 35 14 Kansas $16,790,345
    42 Randolph, Shavlik PF 6-10 236 29 7 Duke N/A
    9 Rondo, Rajon PG 6-1 186 27 6 Kentucky $11,000,000
    7 Sullinger, Jared PF 6-9 260 21 R Ohio State $1,306,920
    4 Terry, Jason G/SG/PG 6-2 180 35 13 Arizona $5,000,000
    12 White, DJ PF 6-9 235 26 4 Indiana N/A
    44 Wilcox, Chris FC/C 6-10 235 30 10 Maryland $854,389
    55 Williams, Terrence GF 6-6 220 25 3 Louisville N/A

    I suggest to give KG & Paul Pierce another run and release or trade the following players:
    27 Crawford, Jordan G 6-4 195 24
    11 Lee, Courtney GF/SG 6-5 200 27
    42 Randolph, Shavlik PF 6-10 236 29
    9 Rondo, Rajon PG 6-1 186 27
    12 White, DJ PF 6-9 235 26
    44 Wilcox, Chris FC/C 6-10 235 30
    55 Williams, Terrence GF 6-6 220 25

    AND ACQUIRE THIS YOUNG PROMISING PLAYERS, FOR SURE THE GREEN IS BACK next season.

    35Faried, Kenneth PF 6-8 228 231 Morehead State$1,311,240
    15 Randolph, Anthony FC 6-11 225 23 4 LSU$1,674,641
    15 Cousins, DeMarcus FC/C 6-11 270 22 2 Kentucky $3,880,800

    0 Lillard, Damian PG 6-3 195 22 R Weber State$3,065,040
    6 Maynor, Eric PG 6-3 170 25 3 Virginia Commonwealth$2,338,721

    10 DeRozan, DeMar GF/SG 6-7 217 23 3 USC $3,344,25
    11 Thompson, Klay GF/SG 6-7 205 23 1 Washington State $2,222,160

    22 Thomas, Isaiah PG 5-9 185 24 1 Washington $762,195

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