Danny Ainge Rumors

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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked about Tommy’s statement Thursday morning on Toucher & Rich, and while he wouldn’t say if he’d put IT in the Top 5, he did said that Thomas and teammate Avery Bradley are certainly among the best competitors the franchise has seen. “Tommy gets very excited in the middle of a game. I would have to say, I think Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley are every bit the competitors that I was around in my time with the Celtics. They’re fantastic competitors and compete night in and night out,” said Ainge. “They’re one of the top guard tandems [in the NBA]. I don’t even know who is better. Every night, those guys give their all against every back court in the NBA.”
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Before that revelation, though, Scalabrine’s position covering the Celtics and the fact he spent a season as an assistant coach in Golden State gave his words some weight. And, unsurprisingly, they caught like wildfire, to the point where he started a group text message chain with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and Warriors general manager Bob Myers. On Wednesday night, Scalabrine read the Globe the text he sent to Myers and Ainge. “Hey guys wanted to clarify with you two,” the message read. “Read about trade rumors three days ago. People assume that because I talk to you guys and our relationship [that there is validity]. I just talked about the trade from a basketball standpoint. Sorry that I created this situation for both of you guys. I talk about rumors every day. This one seemed to catch fire for obvious reasons.”
Storyline: Klay Thompson Trade?