Danny Ainge doesn’t think the Celtics will pull off a big trade this summer.
Last summer, the Boston Celtics pulled off one of the biggest offseason trades in recent memory in acquiring Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Today, though, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he didn’t think a second such mega-trade would happen again this offseason.
Ainge spoke with reporters after the Celtics introduced their first-round Draft pick, Robert Williams, at the team’s practice facility. The Celtics have been rumored to be in the mix of teams pursuing trades for disgruntled San Antonio Justin Houston Jersey Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. Boston has a treasure trove of assets — from its young players to future Draft picks — to facilitate trades.
ESPN’s Chris Forsberg was at today’s news conference and has more from Ainge and his viewpoint on this summer:
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I think those things are unlikely.
And you were calling him Oc, too.
O’Connell, the longtime college basketball writer for The Associated Press and a member of the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 64.
He died Monday after a series of ailments, his son Andrew said.
He was a great man, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. He was a guy you looked forward to seeing. Always had a good word and a smile.
He wrote sports, but he did it in a positive way, always. He was always good to players, coaches, fans – everybody, he said. He was a unique individual, always had a good word for everybody. Always.
And always told a tremendous story, often entertaining and educating AP co-workers in between bites of his nightly, well-done hamburgers and chocolate egg creams.
He also was a fixture at college basketball games. TV analysts, other writers, fans, coaches and referees would gravitate toward a man with a long memory, Irish wit and perfect timing.