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Danny Ainge admits Celtics 'unfair' to Pierce

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01:11 PM ET 05.12 | The sun might be setting on an era for the Boston Celtics, but general manager Danny Ainge doesn't think it's ready to turn pitch black on two of his star players. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce both took the Celtics to the playoffs, but without Rajon Rondo, Boston didn't have the juice to compete. Ainge told the Boston Globe it was "unfair" in how much the Celtics relied upon Pierce and Garnett, but he is remaining hopeful the duo can be complementary pieces to Rondo and whomever else the team brings on. "Those guys are just at the point in their careers where if they're your best two players, it's a challenge," Ainge said. "If they're your second- and third- or third- and fourth-best players, then you're really, really special."

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May 12, 2013  05:19 PM ET

Still love Pirece and Garnett, but we do need to get younger and faster, just want to put a competitive team on the floor.

 
May 12, 2013  08:31 PM ET

Maybe bring in JSmith (in place of Bass, via sign-and-trade), and get a shooter like Mayo in FA.
If Howard doesn't re-sign in LA, maybe other pieces like Asik, or Kaman could be options. Beyond that, I can't see them bringing in All Star caliber players.

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