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I’m not a Celtics fan, but I do believe they are one impact player away from being able to get past the Cavs and into the Finals. Between the reduced cap and the upcoming extensions for Thomas and one other player (probably Bradley?), Boston can only afford to add one star, so maybe Ainge decided to see how the Gordon Hayward situation plays out as opposed to trading for Butler and foregoing Hayward or Paul George. If they can sign Hayward, they get the impact player they need AND they keep their picks. Ainge may yet be a loser this offseason, but it’s too soon to tell.

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