Danny Ainge breaks down why the Celtics opted not to pursue James Harden

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The Boston Celtics elected not to join the James Harden sweepstakes. After the superstar was dealt to the Celtics' Eastern Conference rival, the Brooklyn Nets, on Wednesday, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge explained why he opted not to pursue the 2018 MVP. Sort of. "It was just something we didn't want to do," he […]
The Boston Celtics elected not to join the James Harden sweepstakes. After the superstar was dealt to the Celtics' Eastern Conference rival, the Brooklyn Nets, on Wednesday, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge explained why he opted not to pursue the 2018 MVP. Sort of.

"It was just something we didn't want to do," he said, via Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal. "It wasn't the time and it wasn't the (right) price."

To entice Houston, Ainge would likely have had to include Jaylen Brown in any deal, among other assets. However, the way Brown has played early on in the 2020-21 season…
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