Danny Ainge gives blunt and candid interview, calls Stephen A. Smith rumors "silly"

Aside from punking Stephen A. Smith and completely dismissing his rumors as not even worth talking about, Danny Ainge delves pretty deep into some key issues surrounding the Celtics. He says Rajon Rondo will be ready by training camp, he thinks KG will play next year and he expects Doc will be back.

The hugest thing that I took away from this video is that Ainge says that the team is more than one player away from a championship, and says it will be tough to get there from where they are right now. To me, that means you have no option but to move on from KG and Pierce because with both on the roster, you are almost stuck with the same team as last year.

WEEI's Ben Rohrbach always tweets out the best quotes so here they are.