General managers in the NBA always have to talk with a certain degree of care. Fortunately, we can translate most of Danny Ainge’s quotes at this point, and after Ainge talked to Toucher and Rich today on 98.5 The Sports Hub (Via: CBS Boston) and deposited some gems, we have some interpretations for you. So let’s get down to the good stuff.
“I don’t like to address rumors, but there is just not a lot of integrity in the media. I don’t believe there is a source close to the team that said that.”
“I’m don’t like to talk about rumors, but when they are probably true, I don’t like it when someone from the team leaked them. Also: Note how I’m not denying any of them.”
“I believe there is a lot of things that are made up today in the desperate world of competition in the media. I don’t want to throw every media person under the bus; there are some great people in the media with a great deal of integrity.”
“Look! A distraction!”
“But there is so much garbage, and someone close to the Celtics would never say that.”
“I trust my guys not to leak these rumors to the media. It must have been the Knicks. More like the New York Narcs, amirite?”
“Those kind of rumors can be damaging and they start a lot of talk that is unnecessary and wastes a lot of time. There are so many people out there I don’t even know who half these guys are.”
“You idiots screwed things up for us this summer with the Doc Rivers trade. I mean…WE HAD IT. We had it worked out. YOU screwed it up. YOU kept blabbing. YOU kept saying ‘You can’t trade a coach.’
Thanks a lot, jerks.”
QUOTE (from CBS Boston):
Ainge again stated he has no interest in trading point guard Rajon Rondo, and said he’s received less phone calls about a potential trade (involving any of his players) than last season.
“Maybe if I tell you guys I’m not trading Rondo, James Dolan will stop calling me asking me how I feel about Andrea Bargnani and Chris Smith (SPOILER ALERT JAMES: I DON’T LIKE THEM). Also, I’ve received fewer phone calls about my guys this year because people don’t want them as much. Anyway, Wallace and Humphries for Stoudemire? Totally not a thing
that my staff is talking to the media about, although I can’t say anything about the New York Narcs. Nothing to see over here folks.”
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