Was Danny Ainge Taking Shots At Anybody During This Recent Interview?

Danny Ainge didn’t hold back when talking about the new rookies the Celtics introduced earlier in the day. When discussing the rookies and what they can bring to the table for Boston, Danny had some interesting choice of words describing them and the team.

“I think it just makes life more enjoyable when everybody is humble, hard-working and will play any role they have to to help the team succeed, ” Ainge said. “You do have to have a certain amount of talent to win as we all know, but good people makes coming to work more fun.”

Well, right away it seems Danny Ainge is taking a shot at the players who couldn’t accept their roles on the team last season. We all know the season would’ve gone much differently if some players bought into their roles, but they didn’t. Judging off of the comments made by Grant Williams and Carsen Edwards, these Celtics’ rookies are just happy to be here and help the team win in any way possible.

Danny makes it known that you need a certain level of talent to succeed in this league, but life is much better when everybody is accepting of their roles and are willing to sacrifice their talents for the greater good. It’s always good to have a superstar on your roster, but maybe you don’t always need one.

I’ve said time and time before that you need a superstar to win a championship in this league. But now, I think I’m leaning towards continuing to build on top of what we already have and letting it ride, and Danny Ainge may be thinking the same thing. Kyrie leaving Boston isn’t set in stone yet, but if the time comes and Kyrie does leave, I don’t know if it’ll upset Danny too much.


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