Chris Forsberg of ESPN reported today that Ainge may try to trade for a backup 3 before the trade deadline, depending on the extent of Daniels spine bruise injury.
Ainge's official quote was:
"We may be looking at the trade deadline to make a move,'' Ainge said. "And not just for the short term. We'll see how Marquis does. I like our team. But the Marquis situation could give us something to think about at the perimeter. We'll just have to see where he is.
The quote from Ainge was interesting, since it is the first time at least I have heard any comments from Ainge saying that he may pull the trigger on a trade in order to acquire a backup 3 in response to the Daniels injury.
Ainge has been quoted in the past saying that he liked his current roster and did not expect to make any moves at the trade deadline heading toward the playoffs, but that of course was prior to the Daniels injury.
If Ainge does go through with a attempted trade to acquire a back up 3 , the big question is what player(s) will he offer from the C's as trade bait and what player will he want to get in exchange ????