Ainge, Celtics to Turn on the Switch Again?
Danny Ainge, perhaps even more than most NBA general managers, never will say never when it comes to moving the furniture.
He did it last year by trading Kendrick Perkins for Jeff Green, and now that the Celtics have pitched into a tailspin — they have just one win in their past six games after last night’s 89-73 loss to the Mavericks — there’s no reason he won’t throw the switch again before the March 15 trade deadline.
“My feelings haven’t changed yet,” Ainge said yesterday. “You don’t panic when things aren’t going well and when your lineup isn’t 100 percent.”
To that end, the Celtics played the Mavericks without the suspended Rajon Rondo, excused Kevin Garnett and injured Brandon Bass.