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Christopher L. Gasper

Danny Ainge not sure what to expect from Celtics

Danny Ainge was in Portland, Ore., looking to the future of the Celtics when he was asked about the playoff prospects of the present Celtics.

The Celtics’ president of basketball operations was in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday to watch the practices for the Nike Hoop Summit, an all-star game that pits the best American high school senior basketball players against the best international players age 19 and under. It was fitting because the playoff future of his current team is like the unfinished basketball products at the Nike Hoop Summit, open to interpretation and projection.

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