Bret Belden

“Trader Danny” still searching for answers seven years later

On July 27, 2013, Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge completed one of the greatest heists the NBA has ever seen, most notably trading Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets for five players and an eventual four first-round picks. Seven years later, the book has closed on Ainge’s opportunity to capitalize on the deal that he will be remembered by as an executive, and it’s time to retire the “Trader Danny” nickname he earned as a result of it.

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