Ainge fined $30,000 - NBA - Yahoo! Sports BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics confirmed Sunday that the team had been fined $30,000 by the NBA for excessive contact with the family of Texas star freshman and likely lottery draft pick Kevin Durant. General manager Danny Ainge sat next to Durant's mother during the Big 12 tournament. The league said Ainge violated rules demanding that contact be kept to a minimum between team executives and potential NBA draft picks, until college players officially declare for the draft. Excessive contact?? I take that to mean that Ainge did more than just sit next to Durant's mother. Ainge must have approached Durant's family or Durant personally at some other point before or after the game. Unless Boston already has the #1 or 2 pick locked up I don't see a reason to be approaching Durant. Which brings me to my question. Is Danny Ainge the Matt Millen of the NBA?