May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) during the second quarter in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Dany Ainge: Celtics "Are Not Tanking"

As the Boston Celtics have spent the majority of their season disassembling their roster and coaching staff, many have speculated they’re tanking. The tanking efforts would be to land a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA draft and rebuild around a new young prospect they think could be a superstar.

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe quoted Danny Ainge denying the tanking rumors

Danny Ainge did reach out to Dwight Howard to get his thoughts on a sign and trade to come to Boston. Simply put, Dwight isn’t interested. Could’ve been just enough to deny the tanking rumors with a ‘tangible’ piece of evidence that he attempted to better the team in the 2013 off-season by reaching out to the summer’s biggest free agent.


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