Danny Ainge appears to be operating on two parallel tracks: acquire talent for immediate potential trades while still rebuilding the Celtics.
The Celtics are trying to gather assets to make a major deal, but they're still short of what they need.
The Celtics hated to lose Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but they continue to reap the benefits of the deal . . .
1yThe Celtics have their own lockdown defender in Avery Bradley, but the Knicks' Iman Shumpert is another player who plays defense at a higher level.
1yThe latest hole in the C's efforts to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference is the offense struggling while the defense steadily improves.
1yBoston lost their fifth straight to New York, 89-86, on Thursday.
1yDoc Rivers is pleased with the Celtics' effort, but their fourth-quarter comeback falls short as they drop their fifth straight, 89-86 to the Knicks,
1yBoston Celtic Paul Pierce was injured in 2007; the last time a healthy Pierce was not selected was in 2001.
1yBoth Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony have said the incident is behind them. But only will an incident-free game tonight truly appease the skeptics who still believe that Anthony will approach tonight's game with something to prove.
1yTwo and a half weeks after all the drama unfolded at MSG, the Celtics and Knicks are back at it.
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