HoopsHype Boston Celtics Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: May 03, 2015 | 12:55 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Scott Souza

Mostly generalities from #Celtics president Danny Ainge but main takeaways: Jae Crowder a priority, make/break summer for Jared Sullinger ..

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Likes 'The Swedish Larry Bird' Jonas Jerebko, but resigning him will depend on draft, cost.

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: hardest thing to find in league are guys who can score in 4th quarter. Isaiah Thomas our best at that now.

Scott Souza

Asked about last time #Celtics signed a 'major' free agent, Danny Ainge responded: I can't think of any.

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Jae Crowder still has a lot of upside. We're excited about Jae and what he brings to our team.

Jay King

Certainly sounds like the Celtics would really like to keep Jae Crowder.

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: I'm a big fan of Jared Sullinger. He has very bright future. But he's hurting career not being in top shape.

Gary Washburn

"I think he's hurting the longevity of his career." Ainge on Jared Sullinger being in his current shape #celtics

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: We want to try to avoid a third straight season of in-season turnover next year.

Jay King

Ainge was asked if Stevens is a star. Said Celtics took him out of Butler. "We thought he was a star then." So yes, he does believe that.

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge echoed Brad Stevens' sentiment that Isaiah Thomas is best suited to be a 30-minute player max.

Emiliano Carchia

Danny Ainge says Celtics will extend qualifying offer to Jae Crowder sportando.com/en/usa/nba/159…

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Isaiah Thomas wants to be considered one of the great 'little guys' to ever play in #NBA.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Kelly Olynyk will not be part of #Celtics summer league teams. Will play with Canadian National team instead. #Celticstalk

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: We want Marcus Smart to play mostly point guard in summer league. Phil Pressey may as well. We like Phil.

Gary Washburn

Kelly Olynyk won't play summer league because of Canadian national team obligations. Ainge doesn't want too much on his plate #celtics

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Will play summer league in Utah, Vegas. Marcus Smart, James Young will play for sure. Kelly Olynyk will not.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics will play summer league in both Utah and Las Vegas. #Celticstalk

Jay King

As expected, Ainge announces that the Celtics will play in Las Vegas after the Utah Summer League.

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: offensively Marcus Smart coming along. Not afraid of moment. The bigger the moment the more he lights up.

Gary Washburn

Ainge said the #celtics will have to make astute roster and free-agent decisions because they will have to deal with #Cavaliers for years

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Decisions were not all made to make us better this year, but knew acquiring Isaiah Thomas would do that.

A. Sherrod Blakely

As expected, Ainge said the #Celtics will make a qualifying offer to Jae Crowder. That will assure him being a restricted FA. #Celticstalk

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: thought we were better than how we played early in season, expectations lessened after trades.

Gary Washburn

Ainge said the #celtics will definitely make qualifying offer to Jae Crowder

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: we like all of our potential free agents, to some degree. We will qualify Jae Crowder.

Jay King

Ainge said "we like all of (the Celtics impending free agents) to some degree. Some of it's going to be just dependent on (circumstances)."

Gary Washburn

Ainge: "I'm very surprised it didn't work out better." on Rajon Rondo situation #celtics #mavericks

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Kelly Olynyk didn't hurt Kevin Love on purpose. Don't think would've been reviewed by NBA if not for injury.

A. Sherrod Blakely

"I feel we need to have a busy summer. We need to upgrade our talent level." #Celtics prez bb ops Danny Ainge. #Celticstalk

Gary Washburn

Ainge on Kevin Love's comments on Olynyk: "I feel that's a little over the top. I feel bad for Kevin Love." #celtics #Cavaliers

Jay King

Ainge said the Celtics "can't just spend (money) just because we have it (cap space)."

Gary Washburn

Danny Ainge: "We need to have a busy summer and we will have a busy summer." #celtics

Abby Chin

Minutes away! @CSNNE is the place for #Celtics offseason coverage. Stream Ainge press conference live @ 10a ow.ly/MkJHG

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics Danny Ainge felt his team "underperformed" in series with #Cavs. #celticstalk

Tom Halzack

Celtics' 2nd tier options in Free Agency: singles and doubles instead of home runs can be good. bostonceltics.about.com/od/Rumors/fl/R…

Ben Rohrbach

For @WEEI: To Keep or Not to Keep: What to do with all these Celtics? bit.ly/1GJp06h http://t.co/IV67ffUfbn

Chris Forsberg

Examining the Celtics’ 2015-16 cap commitments and how the team proceeds into the summer. (es.pn/1GIr1Nb) http://t.co/sSCNVKjdQz

Tom Moore

Better deal: higher pick & lower salaries. RT @kvanhorn87 @Tom Moore @cacisor help OKC out/let celtics eat it. They are our competition.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Clippers and ex-#Celtics HC Doc Rivers fined $25k for criticizing officials after LAC Game 5 loss to #Spurs. #nbatalk #celticstalk

Jay King

A few notes about the Celtics' offseason plan: masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Kevin Ding

Best all-time playoff winning %: Lakers .597, Celtics .573, Heat .566, Spurs .562. (By not making it, Lakers are at least preserving that.)

Emiliano Carchia

Celtics will likely extend Crowder a $1.1M qualifying offer sportando.com/en/usa/nba/159…

Adam Himmelsbach

In the @BostonGlobe: Sizing up the potential 2015-16 Celtics roster: bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/04… http://t.co/EtyhrXHVqy

Jared Weiss

Check out this week’s episode of @Celtics_Beat with the #Celtics’ latest #NBA Hall of Famer Jo Jo White on @CLNSRadio bit.ly/1Gqo32v

Adam Himmelsbach

New story: Looking ahead to the makeup of the Boston Celtics' 2015-16 roster: bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/04… http://t.co/s9GB4uhGD2

Jorge Sierra

Celtics expect Kevin Love to return to Cleveland. shar.es/1pl8f3 http://t.co/HfPu5oI0uK

Rich Levine

Wrote out some early thoughts on the Celtics offseason after their first playoff sweep in 11 years. cmcst.sn/l3S

Scott Souza

In today's @metrowestdaily read how #Celtics 'mentally and physically were not on the level that Cleveland was' shar.es/1pJiGH