BOSTON -- The names that Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge didnt mention said all anyone needed to know about how he views the teams future. After trading up three spots to get Gonzaga 7-footer Kelly Olynyk in the NBA draft on Thursday night, Ainge described him as a complementary player who will fit in well with Rajon Rondo, Avery Johnson and Jeff Green. No mention of the teams biggest stars, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. "Cant talk about it," Ainge said when the omission was pointed out to him. But asked if there were any untradeable players on the roster, he said, "If Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were traded, I guess everybodys tradable." According to a person with knowledge of the talks, the Celtics and Nets were nearing completion of a deal that would send Garnett and Pierce to Brooklyn in exchange for a package that included three first-round draft picks. The person confirmed the talks to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the details were to remain private. Although the details were not final -- the deal cannot be submitted to the NBA office until next month -- the Celtics were expected to get Gerald Wallace, the expiring contract of Kris Humphries and one other player while sending Jason Terry to Brooklyn. The deal would complete the breakup of the core that brought Boston its NBA-record 17th championship in 2008. The process began earlier this week when the Celtics traded coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers for a first-round draft pick in 2015. Boston and Los Angeles had discussed a deal for Garnett, who has a no-trade clause but was expected to waive it to remain with Rivers. But NBA commissioner David Stern said coaches could not be dealt for active players -- as opposed to draft choices -- and nixed any future deals between the Celtics and Clippers. Instead, the Celtics talked to Brooklyn. The inclusion of Pierce, who is due $15 million next season, and the possibility of swapping a rebuilding team for a contender was expected to encourage Garnett to go along. "Thats what Danny wants to do is rebuild," Rivers said from Clippers draft headquarters. "Its sad to see everybody leave Boston. You just want them to go someplace where they have a chance to win, and they have." After winning five straight Atlantic Division titles, the Celtics tumbled down the Eastern Conference standings this season, dropping all the way to the No. 7 seed before being eliminated by the New York Knicks in the first round. Ainge has said he wanted to avoid the precipitous fall and long rebuilding process in the 1990s that followed the aging of the original Big Three of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish -- his teammates on the teams that won it all in 1984 and 86. The Celtics were no closer to a title -- and in the midst of the longest championship drought in franchise history -- when Ainge arrived in 2003. He rode them into the draft lottery, and when the ping pong balls failed to deliver a star, he traded for Garnett and Ray Allen to join Pierce in a New Big Three that won the NBA title in its first year and returned to the finals two years later. But the team regressed after losing in the 2010 finals in seven games, and in the first-round loss to the Knicks this spring, Pierce and Garnett looked worn down. That convinced Rivers that his future was elsewhere, and Garnett and Pierce arent far behind. Instead, the Celtics begin their rebuilding around Rondo, the one player Ainge said he was not looking to trade. They also have Bradley joining him in the backcourt and Green to fill Pierces role, and now Olynyk to join Jared Sullinger at power forward after Garnetts gone. "I think were in a much better place than we were when I got here 10 years ago," Ainge said. "Our objective is to do it less painfully and to do it with more speed." Ainge sent the No. 16 pick and two future second-rounders to the Dallas Mavericks to get Olynyk, who was fifth in voting for the Wooden Award. Olynyk averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 63 per cent from the field while leading Gonzaga to a 32-3 season. Ainge said Olynyk was athletic, playing quarterback for his high school football team. "I dont know too many players who played quarterback in high school as a 7-footer," Ainge said. The Celtics entered the night without a second-round pick, but they bought the No. 53 overall selection from the Indiana Pacers for cash and used it to pick centre Colton Iverson from Colorado State. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the transaction Thursday night on condition of anonymity because it was not yet official. 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In July 2014, the cricket committee had discussed the issue at length, debating the benefit of a greater number of boundaries for television viewers against the fairness of the balance between bat and ball. At that point, the members couldnt reach consensus, and the law was left as it was.Now, however, the committee believes that enough is enough, and has recommended a new limit of 40 millimetres for the edge of the bat, and 67 millimetres to the spine.We have talked for the last couple of years about concerns that the committee has had about the size of bats and where the size of bat is going to go in the next five-ten years, Ricky Ponting, a member of the committee, said. So we have actually come up with some dimensions that we are comfortable with as a committee.The time has come to restrict the size of bat edges and the overall width [depth] of bats, Mike Brearley, chairman of the committee, said. It was pointed out to us that, in 1905, the width of bats was 16mm and that, by 1980, it had increased to 18mm. It is now an average, in professional cricket, of 35-40mm and sometimes up to 60mm. That shows how fast the change has been.Ponting said the imbalance between bat and ball had been a concern with the committee for a while. He also said some current batsmen were concerned they might now be limited in their strokeplay, but the overwhelming feeling was a need for the restoration of a balance between bat and ball.This is being done with consultation with bat manufacturers and also current players, Ponting said. The current players were surveyed by FICA, and over 60% of current players were also concerned with where the size of cricket bats were going. What we are really conscious of as well is that we dont want to take the game back to the 50s or 60s, we are just worried about where it was going to go.So the average players bat-edge size iss between 38 and 42 millimetres.dddddddddddd There are exceptions to it, some guys are using bats with edges in excess of 50 millimetres and that is what we are worried about. We are worried about the real extremes of that, and the numbers that we have come about, we are happy with that.The main concern was mis-hits clearing grounds. When we are talking about changing the size and dimensions of the bat, all we are talking about is the balance between bat and ball and bringing that back, Ponting said. We feel that in the last few years that it has actually gone a little bit too far in the favour of batsmen, and it is more about mis-hits going for a six. There are top-edges in the game that might travel over fine leg or deep backward square leg, that doesnt have to do anything with the size or the shape of the bat. But more so the mis-hits off the toe or the leading edge of the bat, that are quite clearly still covering the boundaries.One thing we know is we cant make the grounds bigger, so certainly one of the concerns was the middle of the bat, because of the shape of the bat is increasingly getting bigger and bigger every year.Ponting reassured the current players. We havent individually spoken - well, I have received a few messages from current players being worried about limiting their equipment, Ponting said. We are just trying to make the game fairer. The balance between bat and ball a little bit better. Bat manufacturers will tell you now, even with edges of 40mm maximum and 60mm on the back, that players wont notice a huge difference. Some of the mis-hits wont quite go as far but, if you are good enough to hit the ball consistently somewhere near the middle of the bat, with the bats we have got you are going to clear the rope easily.Players like Dhoni, Pollard, naturally born strong big hitters, they have got nothing to worry about. It is going to affect guys that are not naturally that strong, that have got away with excessively sized bats, if you like. Those players will notice the difference more than anybody else. Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys China Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Gear Stitched Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap Jerseys 2019 Black China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '