Morning Sports Update: Celtics reportedly willing to include Nets’ 2016 pick in trade for Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin on the bench during the first half of an NBA game against the Miami Heat. Danny Moloshok/AP

The Celtics would reportedly offer the Nets’ 2016 pick in a trade for Blake Griffin, Aqib Talib says Peyton Manning is the greatest of all time, and Hanley Ramirez forgot to bring his first base glove to spring training.

Celtics would reportedly include Nets’ 2016 pick in trade for Blake Griffin: “It would take someone on Griffin’s level to get Ainge to part with the first-round pick from Brooklyn, but sources tell the Herald it would definitely be on the table in that case.’’ (Boston Herald)

Hanley Ramirez reportedly forgot to bring his first base glove to spring training: “Good sign: Hanley Ramirez arrived at Boston Red Sox camp early and looking trim. Bad sign: He arrived to camp without his first base mitt.’’ (CSNNE.com)

Jae Crowder on Celtics: ‘We’re one superstar’: “But all five guys on the court are so locked in and so engaged that we’re one superstar. We all play together. It’s a scary thing when a team don’t know who to match up to, whose night it’s going to be on the offensive end. And, defensively, we all fight together and play together. It’s a scary approach.’’ (ESPN.com)

Celtics reportedly among favorites to acquire Al Horford, if available: “The Atlanta Hawks have not made a decision on whether they will trade Al Horford but a league source tells CSNNE.com that the Boston Celtics have emerged as one of the favorites to land him if the Hawks decide to part ways with the veteran forward.’’ (CSNNE.com)


Do Bruins need to trade Loui Eriksson? “The Bruins may not need to trade Loui Eriksson. But they will.’’ (Boston.com)

Worst to first? Hanley Ramirez says he’s ‘really happy to be back in the infield’: “If you’re looking for a reason to be optimistic about the Red Sox moving Hanley Ramirez to first base, perhaps it’s a good omen that he’s using a glove donated to him by Mike Napoli.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Aqib Talib says Tom Brady is ‘a great teammate’ but Peyton Manning is ‘GOAT’: “Aqib Talib, a cornerback who has played with Brady on the Patriots and Manning on the Broncos, shared his opinion on the “GOAT.’’ (Boston.com)

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