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Celtics don’t expect to make big move at trade deadline

Mar 9, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

Avery Bradley, Mickael Pietrus, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen AP

The rumors swirling around the Boston Celtics are of radical changes — Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen have all had their names come up in trade scenarios — but in the end it may all be a lot of words with no action. Well, it is an election year, we should expect a lot of that.

Boston’s brass doesn’t expect to make a big move and are not close to getting a deal done soon.

That is what GM Danny Ainge told ESPNBoston.com.

“Nothing is even close. As of right now we have nothing close to happening,” Ainge said on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “It’s not from a lack of trying. Not necessarily to make major changes but to make small changes at least.

“But we still have a long time before March 15 to see if we can do something to help our team.”

Doc Rivers told A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com that he doesn’t expect a shakeup.

“I don’t expect anything big to come down,” Rivers said. “I wouldn’t be shocked if nothing came down, to be honest.”

For a variety of reasons — from Dwight Howard creating a trade bottleneck to GMs being busy scouting college games this week and next — it is likely trades that do come down will be pushed up against the March 15 deadline. That day may be crazy. And the Celtics might be part of the show.

But right now, the waters look peaceful off Boston Harbor.

  1. acdc363 - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Best Celtics headline I’ve seen on PBT on a while!

  2. loungefly74 - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    I hate Boston but the league is better when they are relevant. I’m hoping Ainge makes some smart moves. Personally, the big 3 have done more than enough then what was expected of them back in 2007.

  3. bozosforall - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    They aren’t winning anything in the near future anyway.

  4. jimsjam33 - Mar 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    The Celtics are treating the Big Three like their valuable antiques . Their not . There second hand store material . Bring the prices down Ainge or you’ll be stuck with stuff that you can’t unload . Surprise . The most valuable asset you have is Rondo . Period . End of story .

    • bozosforall - Mar 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      No one is going to give anything of real value for those overrated chumps. Have fun in obscurity for a long while, Celtics fans.

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