Here are the highlights from Twitter:
Danny Ainge on Kelly Olynyk: "We think Kelly is more of a power forward but can play some center as his body matures."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 1, 2013
Ainge on Colton Iverson: "Colton is a kid who we watched since his freshman year in college at Minnesota, and we loved his intensity."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 1, 2013
#Celtics Danny Ainge (w/ Kelly Olynyk next to him): We don't see Kelly as a go-to guy in the NBA ... but guy who sets other people up.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) July 1, 2013
Danny Ainge said he made courtesy call to Dwight Howard's reps to see interest in coming to #celtics through s & t. Answer was no— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) July 1, 2013
Ainge added that the #Celtics have "too many players on our roster and need to "clean that up" before focusing on Free agency.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) July 1, 2013
#Celtics president Danny Ainge: we have gotten trade calls on Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo - not looking to deal them.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) July 1, 2013
To recap, Ainge seems cautiously optimistic about Olynyk, is looking to trim the fat off the roster before adding FA's, and is not looking to deal the remaining members of the starting five. If I'm Danny, the directive next season is to see what we have moving forward. I bench Gerald Wallace and his $30+ million contract. I make Kris Humphries and Keith Bogans carry the rookies' bags.
Run these ten youngsters into the ground:
GUARDS: Rondo, Bradley, Crawford, Lee
FORWARDS: Green, Sullinger, Brooks, Bass
CENTERS: Olynyk, Melo
Whoever's left standing survives year one of the rebuild.
Danny Ainge to Globe: "We are not tanking. Thats ridiculous. This is the Boston Celtics." #celtics— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) July 1, 2013