To be updated over the next few hours. Note: the trade deadline is 3PM but teams that are on the phone working on a deal at 3PM can keep working on a deal until it gets completed.
The Boston Celtics will make one more run with the Big Three. No deals for them.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 15, 2012
Celtics standing pat, unable to make a deal, league source says.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) March 15, 2012
Interest in Paul Pierce picked up today but Boston's asking price (first round pick, expiring contract) too high.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 15, 2012
Look, he has to say the things he said, but Boston has every option in play right now. Don't be shocked if Rondo or Ray Allen have a different uniform in three hours.
Jermaine O'Neal has been angling for a contract buyout, but Celtics still trying to trade his expiring deal as part of package, sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 15, 2012
Several contenders chasing Ray Allen. Some offering a good young player, some offering 1st round pick. If Celts get both, they may move him.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 15, 2012
NBA GM No. 1: "I'm through done dealing with (Celtics') Danny Ainge. Bleep him."— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) March 15, 2012
Several teams say New Orleans is getting more realistic on asking price for Chris Kaman. "They won't get a 1st for him," one official says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 15, 2012
As the NBA trading deadline approaches, the Boston Celtics are considering offers for members of their Big Three—Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett—with Allen having been the main target for teams all along.Boston wants a young player and/or a good draft pick offered before considering whether to trade Allen.
The Celtics are also fielding calls about second-year point guard Avery Bradley, who has established himself as a top-flight defender. The Kings have asked about Bradley, a source says.
One thing that can be firmly crossed off the Celtics list, according to a source: A trade of point guard Rajon Rondo. Any notion Boston might have had of moving Rondo was contingent on them getting an All-Star quality player in return and, the source said, "nothing like that ever materialized. They still like Rajon in that organization."