Celtics team president Danny Ainge joined The Big Show on Thursday and said that he wouldn't make a move to just to shake up his listless team.
"It totally depends on what opportunities are there. I don't feel like I have to do something just for the sake of doing it," Ainge said. "If there's a way to improve, we'll do it."
Asked if he thought his team would be active at the March 15 trade deadline, Ainge said that it was too early to tell. "I don't know. I could see it either way," he said. "We've had a lot of discussions and we'll continue to have discussions but we'll only do things that help us in the long-term."
Ainge added that the Celtics situation is complicated and, "You have to be creative but you have to be disciplined. Not every move is the finished product. There are moves along the way that need to be done to set the table for future moves."
As for his current team, Ainge said that he was still trying to get a handle on who they are and what they will eventually become.
"Right now we're the seventh or eighth seed, that's who we are. There's no denying that," Ainge said. "Every team has had their challenges in this sort of crazy season. So that's who we are right now, but do I think that we can be better? Yeah. We haven't played to our capabilities yet. We haven't been at full strength. I'm not sure who our team is, quite honestly, as this stage. We're waiting to see that. We need to get to the playoffs and find out.
"I'm not really afraid of who we play in the first round, or the second round. It's going to be tough no matter who we play and I'm not afraid of playing the best teams in the league in the first round."
Ainge was also asked about the two-game suspension for Rajon Rondo after he threw the basketball at referee Sean Wright.
"I didn't know what would happen. I thought he might get suspended but I thought it would be zero, one or two [games] and we got the worst of it."
As to whether he felt like he had to have conversation with the guard about his actions, Ainge replied:
"I think that Rajon just lost his emotions and went over the line. He knows it. He has not been a guy that's done anything like that before. He's gotten technicals but he hasn't lost control like that. I think it is a learning lesson. A lot of players go through that. He lost control. He thought he should have gotten the foul call, which he should have, but how he responded was over the line."
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We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe catch-up with former Sox GM Theo Epstein who is in town with the World Champion Cubs to take on the Sox this weekend.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
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Final two hours of Dale and Holley with Keefe for a Friday.
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Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben and Alex talk to Charlie Stillitano, the man responsible for the International Champions Cup. He has created tournaments for the biggest teams in the world to be played in the US every summer. This year he will bring Juventus and Roma to play in Foxboro on July 30th.
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