A general manager’s duty this time of year is to make sure no stone is left unturned, and nobody knows this better than Danny Ainge. The Boston Celtics' lead decision-maker is well aware of his team's weaknesses and knows every offseason is important.
Players who may seem out of Boston's price range still need to be investigated. But just because Ainge calls a player's agent doesn't mean it's realistic that the Celtics will sign him. He's working the market, testing value and accessing every resource imaginable to improve his team.
Here are five reported rumors related to the Celtics so far, ranked based on the likelihood that they actually come true.