Greg Monroe

Celtics' Ainge: Prepared to stand pat this summer (maybe)

Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference finals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title.

This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat.

With Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving coming back from injuries to join fellow All-Star Al Horford and young stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Boston Celtics general manager doesn't really need to do much to give the NBA's most-decorated franchise a chance at its 18th title.

And that's not really in Ainge's nature.

"I like this group of guys," he said Monday, a day after the Celtics lost Game 7 of...

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