What were your first impressions of Paul when you took the Celtics president of basketball operations job in 2003? Danny Ainge: I was not in love with the Celtics roster but I was in love with Paul. I loved everything about him. I loved how hard he played, how much he loved to play. It was hard to find anything wrong with Paul. Just a young player who had wonderful upside. On top of his talent, he just had a great mentality and mindset, a great competitor.
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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.