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WALTHAM — The Celtics are rebuilding for the first time since 2006-07.
But president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said the team is in better position now than back then, when it flipped young players and draft picks to acquire Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, who, with Paul Pierce, helped lead the Celtics to a championship in 2008.
“I think we’re in a better position,” Ainge said in a video discussion live-streamed to season ticket-holders earlier this week. “I think it’s similar, though. We did have some good young players in Al Jefferson. We were able to get Kevin Garnett for Al Jefferson [and] he was a big part of that.
“We have a lot of draft picks. I think our positioning is better.”