Danny Ainge has designated this phone his free-agent hotline. As you can see, it’s not getting much action:
The C’s need to make changes to their roster before they can seriously explore free agency, which is why the they were among the more inactive squads on the first day of the free-agency period.
Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com that the C’s had not made any calls on Monday to free agents or their representatives.
“We have too many players on our roster,” said Ainge, adding, “so we have some tweaking of the roster to do through trades this summer before we get into free agency.”
Welcome to Rebuilding 101.
As for the phone calls coming into Waltham, Ainge says teams are asking about Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and others. No surprise there.
The Globe’s Gary Washburn reports Ainge did make one phone call:
Ainge did not receive an official “no” from Howard. What he got was a fake fart sound, giggle and hang-up.
Ainge also refuted the notion the Celtics are tanking next season and called the claims “ridiculous.”