Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge did not hide the fact that he did his best to trade up in Thursday night's draft.

One of the reported deals involved big man Jared Sullinger, along with picks, going to the Big Apple:

Per ESPN's Ian Begley:

Sources say that the Celtics were discussing a package that included multiple picks and big man Jared Sullinger with New York

You have to suspect that Ainge dangled numerous future first-rounders in the package to New York. How many is up for debate.

But in the end the draft picks along with Sullinger fell short on enticing Knicks GM Phil Jackson to bite on a deal with the C's.

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Rob Welch 6/26/2015 10:03:00 PM Edit
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