The day prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough described Danny Ainge's working attitude at this time of year as "energetic."
In an interview with Comcast SportsNet New England's Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin, McDonough shared his knowledge of the team's front office environment around the trade deadline. McDonough worked for the Celtics from 2003-2013, serving as assistant general manager from September 2010 until his departure for his current position with Phoenix.
"He's energetic, he's creative, comes up with a lot of ideas. He will leave no stone unturned trying to figure out how to upgrade the team in the short and long term," McDonough said of Ainge.
"We had a lot of late nights. Danny Ainge, Mike Zarren and I were the three who were there for a long time together and we'd stay at the office past midnight a lot nights working on deals."
Having worked with the team through it's last rebuilding phase, McDonough sees promise in Boston's current situation.
"I feel like the Suns and the Celtics probably have the two best pick situations in the League going forward," McDonough said. "I know Danny and Austin Ainge and Mike Zarren's draft acumen and what those guys can do with those picks, so the future's bright in Boston."