Some Celtics fans wondered why the team failed to make a move for Serge Ibaka before the Toronto Raptors acquired him. But in addition to the fact that he wouldn’t have provided a huge upgrade over anyone in the rotation, Ibaka is set for free agency at the end of this season. “It’s hard to give up two good young assets like Toronto did,” Ainge said, “unless they really have an interest in re-signing him and making him a part of their core group going forward.”
April 28, 2017 | 10:12 pm EDT Update
Chad Ford: Layoffs end my 16 yr run covering the NBA Draft for ESPN on June 30. Will do my best to make next 60 days special for our Insider readers
April 28, 2017 | 9:07 pm EDT Update
Multiple sources close to Bird say he is turning over the franchise to General Manager Kevin Pritchard because Bird doesn’t have the patience, the will, to fight the battle that looms ahead, a battle where the first salvos will be fired by someone else.