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2015 NBA Free Agents: Boston Celtics to pursue Greg Monroe

Danny Ainge has a big wish list, and Greg Monroe features in it

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The Boston Celtics will be making a run at Greg Monroe during the offseason, as they are determined to land a marquee bigman at any cost, reports's A. Sherrod Blakely. Monroe is amongst a small group of big men that Danny Ainge will be making a strong push for. Per Blakely, the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins and the Portland Trailblazers' LaMarcus Aldridge are the other two players the Celtics will try and acquire at any cost, making their entire team available for trade, which, along with the bevy of picks Ainge has been stacking, could make Boston a very intriguing trade partner.

Greg Monroe heads the second tier of free agent big men, alongside the Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap and New Orleans Pelicans' Omer Asik. It was no secret the Celtics were interested in Monroe, who they had reportedly ranked second only to Kevin Love on their big board earlier in the season, and will look to use the offseason to try to bolster a young team that looked promising over the course of the season. However, Danny Ainge doesn't expect his ‘swing for the fences' approach to work out, as he tells WEEI's Mike Petraglia that they don't expect to land any big fish, despite throwing out a large chunk of bait.

"I think free agency is hard," Ainge said Thursday. "I think it's unlikely but possible. So we're going to go after any and everybody that we think is a significant player to upgrade our talent roster. And when I say upgrade our talent, you've got to be pretty good to upgrade our talent because we have good players. So, we're going after all the top names on the list and see what happens."

What say you, DBB?