Is there a specific moment or story that will stick out to you the most during Paul’s enshrinement this weekend? Danny Ainge: We had a moment where after the Ray and KG deal was done, that Paul and I had maybe our most special moment, maybe even more than the championship we had a year later. He just appreciated what we had just done. He was so excited, I’ve never seen him more excited than that when we got Ray and KG. He was just like a rookie being drafted in the NBA and that was after a pretty tough year with the team, etc. He just wasn’t sure we could pull it off and he showed his appreciation that day and we embraced and said, ‘Let’s get it done.’ That was probably the memory I have of Paul more than anything else. He took the time to appreciate it because he knew it wasn’t easy.
September 24, 2021 | 7:53 pm EDT Update
Sean Cunningham: Andrew Wiggins request for religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination denied by the NBA. League statement below. pic.twitter.com/kXFGXiS8hy
September 24, 2021 | 6:51 pm EDT Update
Avery Bradley is coming off a couple of down seasons but was one of the league’s stingiest individual defenders earlier in his career, and he’s only 30. He’s been given the impression, per a source, that he will have a real chance to make the roster and, with Thompson out early in the season, there’s a clear path to playing time if he rediscovers his old form, which would catapult him back onto the market next summer.