With all that wheeling and dealing, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge insists that the team will be competitive this upcoming season and won't lose on purpose in order to snag one of the prized prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft.
"We are not tanking. That's ridiculous. This is the Boston Celtics," Ainge said to the Boston Globe.
The Celtics introduced draft picks Kelly Olynyk and Colton Iverson today, but still have not selected a coach to replace Doc Rivers, who left the team after nine seasons to coach the Los Angeles Clippers. GOLLIVER: Grading Celtics-Nets deal for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce