Danny Ainge


BOSTON — Danny Ainge acknowledged on Thursday that he has been approached by teams, as well as engaged them, about possible trade scenarios.


BOSTON — While no deal is imminent, the Boston Celtics are making and taking their share of calls to see what is available via trade and just as important, what other teams think of their players.


BOSTON — Regardless of what players and coaches say, there's a certain expectation that exists both on an individual and collective level at the start of the season.


While there is a chance that Marcus Smart could be back in the Celtics lineup for Sunday's game against Portland, Ainge sees his return by the end of the end of next week more likely.