Danny Ainge’s Trades

Celtics President of Basketball Ops Danny Ainge has never been afraid to pull the trigger on a trade. Some of them have worked well, and others left fans scratching their head. Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Danny's Big Trades Celtics President of Basketball Ops Danny Ainge has never been afraid to pull the trigger on a trade. Some of them have worked well, and others left fans scratching their head. Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge made his first big trade on his first draft night with the Celtics. Just over a month on the job, he swapped picks with the Memphis Grizzlies, sending Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones to Memphis in return for point guard Marcus Banks and an 18-year-old high school center out of Texas named Kendrick Perkins. Banks was a bust, but Perkins became one of the better defensive centers in the NBA. Copyright 2003 NBAE  (Photo by Theron Henderson/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge's First Draft Night Ainge made his first big trade on his first draft night with the Celtics. Just over a month on the job, he swapped picks with the Memphis Grizzlies, sending Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones to Memphis in return for point guard Marcus Banks and an 18-year-old high school center out of Texas named Kendrick Perkins. Banks was a bust, but Perkins became one of the better defensive centers in the NBA. Copyright 2003 NBAE (Photo by Theron Henderson/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge shook things just days before the 2003 season opener, sending once franchise player Antoine Walker to Dallas along with Tony Delk for Raef LaFrentz , Jiri Welsch, Chris Mills, and a 2004 first round pick (used to select Delonte West). COPYRIGHT 2001 NBAE  Mandatory CREDIT: JESSE D GARRABRANT NBAE/ GETTY IMAGES
Ainge Trades Antoine Ainge shook things just days before the 2003 season opener, sending once franchise player Antoine Walker to Dallas along with Tony Delk for Raef LaFrentz , Jiri Welsch, Chris Mills, and a 2004 first round pick (used to select Delonte West). COPYRIGHT 2001 NBAE Mandatory CREDIT: JESSE D GARRABRANT NBAE/ GETTY IMAGES
Things got bad in Boston when Ainge traded Eric Williams, Tony Battie and Kedrick Brown to the Cavaliers for Ricky Davis, Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart and a second-round pick in December 2003. Williams was among head coach Jim O’Brien’s favorite players and O'Brien disagreed with the move. He resigned a month later. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Eric Williams for Ricky Davis Things got bad in Boston when Ainge traded Eric Williams, Tony Battie and Kedrick Brown to the Cavaliers for Ricky Davis, Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart and a second-round pick in December 2003. Williams was among head coach Jim O’Brien’s favorite players and O'Brien disagreed with the move. He resigned a month later. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Credit Ainge with an assist on this one. On deadline day of 2004, The Detroit Pistons acquired Rasheed Wallace in a three-team trade involving the Hawks and Celtics. Ainge sent Mike James to Detroit, Chris Mills to Atlanta and got Chucky Atkins, Lindsay Hunter and a first-round draft pick in return. The Pistons went on to beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge With The Assist in 2004 Credit Ainge with an assist on this one. On deadline day of 2004, The Detroit Pistons acquired Rasheed Wallace in a three-team trade involving the Hawks and Celtics. Ainge sent Mike James to Detroit, Chris Mills to Atlanta and got Chucky Atkins, Lindsay Hunter and a first-round draft pick in return. The Pistons went on to beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge made a trade with the Celtics biggest rivals when he sent Chris Mihm, Chucky Atkins, Marcus Banks and a second-round pick to the Lakers for Gary Payon, Rick Fox and a first-rounder. The trade was later amended with Jumaine Jones heading to LA and Banks staying in Boston. "The Glove" spent just one season in green, averaging 11.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Celtics-Lakers Swap in 2004 Ainge made a trade with the Celtics biggest rivals when he sent Chris Mihm, Chucky Atkins, Marcus Banks and a second-round pick to the Lakers for Gary Payon, Rick Fox and a first-rounder. The trade was later amended with Jumaine Jones heading to LA and Banks staying in Boston. "The Glove" spent just one season in green, averaging 11.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Here’s an interesting one.  On deadline day 2004, Ainge re-acquired the man he traded just over a year before, Antoine Walker. He sent Gary Payton, Tom Gugliotta, Michael Stewart and a first-round pick to Atlanta for Walker. Eight days later he re-signed Payton, who was waived by the Hawks. Copyright 2005 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toine Returns, So Does Payton Here’s an interesting one. On deadline day 2004, Ainge re-acquired the man he traded just over a year before, Antoine Walker. He sent Gary Payton, Tom Gugliotta, Michael Stewart and a first-round pick to Atlanta for Walker. Eight days later he re-signed Payton, who was waived by the Hawks. Copyright 2005 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Davis had some fun in Boston, but Ainge sent him to the Timberwolves with Marcus Banks, Mark Blount, Justin Reed and two second-round picks in 2006 for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi and Dwayne Jones.  Szczerbiak started 31 games for the Celtics in 2006 and averaged 17.5 points a game. He fought injuries in 2007, his only full season in Boston, appearing in only 32 games. Copyright 2006 NBAE  (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ricky Traded for Wally World In 2006 Davis had some fun in Boston, but Ainge sent him to the Timberwolves with Marcus Banks, Mark Blount, Justin Reed and two second-round picks in 2006 for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi and Dwayne Jones. Szczerbiak started 31 games for the Celtics in 2006 and averaged 17.5 points a game. He fought injuries in 2007, his only full season in Boston, appearing in only 32 games. Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge was at it again on draft night of 2006. He traded Dan Dickau, Raef LaFrentz and the rights to guard Randy Foye to Portland for Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and a second-round pick. Although that trade didn’t work out too well Ainge also traded a future first-round pick to the Suns that night for the rights to Rajon Rondo, and a future second-rounder to the Nuggets for the rights to Leon Powe. Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Telfair Trade On Draft Night 2006 Ainge was at it again on draft night of 2006. He traded Dan Dickau, Raef LaFrentz and the rights to guard Randy Foye to Portland for Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and a second-round pick. Although that trade didn’t work out too well Ainge also traded a future first-round pick to the Suns that night for the rights to Rajon Rondo, and a future second-rounder to the Nuggets for the rights to Leon Powe. Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Danny’s best summer came in 2007, when he traded for both Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. To get Garnett, Ainge traded Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and two second-round draft picks. Allen was acquired on draft night for the 5th overall pick (Jeff Green), Wally Szyzerbiak and Delonte West. The Celtics received a second-round pick they used to take Glen Davis. It’s safe to say the trades worked out. Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge's Best Move Danny’s best summer came in 2007, when he traded for both Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. To get Garnett, Ainge traded Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and two second-round draft picks. Allen was acquired on draft night for the 5th overall pick (Jeff Green), Wally Szyzerbiak and Delonte West. The Celtics received a second-round pick they used to take Glen Davis. It’s safe to say the trades worked out. Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Nate Robinson was acquired at the 2010 deadline from the Knicks for Eddie House, JR Giddens and Bill Walker. Robinson added some spark off the bench for the Celtics, but his up-and-down play frustrated Doc Rivers and Celtics fans alike. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Celtics Acquire Nate Robinson On Deadline Day 2010 Nate Robinson was acquired at the 2010 deadline from the Knicks for Eddie House, JR Giddens and Bill Walker. Robinson added some spark off the bench for the Celtics, but his up-and-down play frustrated Doc Rivers and Celtics fans alike. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Ainge's deadline deal that sent Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder will be one of his most talked about -- and not in a good way. He sent Boston's starting center and bastion on defense along with Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and a conditional first-round draft pick. While Green has been shown improvement during the 2012-13 season, many felt Perk's defense was irreplaceable at the time of the trade and the Celtics have never really recovered. (Photo by Jim Rogash/ Getty Images)
Perkins Sent Packing Ainge's deadline deal that sent Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder will be one of his most talked about -- and not in a good way. He sent Boston's starting center and bastion on defense along with Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and a conditional first-round draft pick. While Green has been shown improvement during the 2012-13 season, many felt Perk's defense was irreplaceable at the time of the trade and the Celtics have never really recovered. (Photo by Jim Rogash/ Getty Images)
Ainge sent Glen "Big Baby" Davis to the Orlando Magic in a sign-and-trade for forward Brandon Bass (Von Wafer was also included in the deal) prior to the 2012 season. Davis had worn out his welcome in Boston, and Bass has been a steady contributor both as a starter and off the bench.
Baby For Bass
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Ainge sent Glen "Big Baby" Davis to the Orlando Magic in a sign-and-trade for forward Brandon Bass (Von Wafer was also included in the deal) prior to the 2012 season. Davis had worn out his welcome in Boston, and Bass has been a steady contributor both as a starter and off the bench.
Looking to boost up Boston's depth at guard depth, especially with guard Avery Bradley on the shelf to start the season, Ainge sent JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a 2013 2nd Round pick to Houston for four-year veteran Courtney Lee. Lee struggled early on, but has stepped up in a big way since Rajon Rondo went down for the season.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ainge Acquires Courtney Lee In July 2012 Looking to boost up Boston's depth at guard depth, especially with guard Avery Bradley on the shelf to start the season, Ainge sent JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a 2013 2nd Round pick to Houston for four-year veteran Courtney Lee. Lee struggled early on, but has stepped up in a big way since Rajon Rondo went down for the season. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
On a deadline day that many thought would begin the Celtics rebuilding process, Ainge did not unload Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and instead made a minor move to acquire guard Jordan Crawford from the Wizards for injured guard Leandro Barbosa and center Jason Collins. Crawford should provide the Celtics some extra scoring off the bench. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
No Blow Up, But Ainge Gets Crawford In 2013 On a deadline day that many thought would begin the Celtics rebuilding process, Ainge did not unload Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and instead made a minor move to acquire guard Jordan Crawford from the Wizards for injured guard Leandro Barbosa and center Jason Collins. Crawford should provide the Celtics some extra scoring off the bench. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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