Rumor: Celtics seeking multi-player trade

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You knew this was coming next...

When the Celtics waived Joseph, the immediate question was "ok, what's next?" This may still be nothing, but A. Sherrod Blakely is hearing that the Celtics are looking to make a move.

Celtics waive Jospeh, Varnado; position selves for multi-player trade

Two league sources contacted on Sunday said that the Celtics will look to bolster their roster via a multi-player trade. And now that the C's are starting to play better, the C's will have more attractive trading pieces to work with. While it's unlikely the Celtics will look to move any member of their big Three - Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett - league sources confirmed that there's "growing" interest in Courtney Lee who might become more expendable with the return of Avery Bradley. Brandon Bass is another possible Celtic on the move, one league source said. "But it's not like the Celtics are shopping those guys," the second source said. "They have some good players who haven't played as well I think as those players would want or what the Celtics expected."

Stay tuned.

My quick take: Well, of course they are looking to trade from depth (Courtney Lee) and Sullinger is making Brandon Bass more and more expendable. Of course they'd like to upgrade their roster and would love to make a mulit-player deal to do so.

The only thing that remains a surprise is the fact that they waived Joseph. You don't do that unless you really think there's a good chance to get an extra player back. They might wait a little longer to see how things shake out, but I have to think that they have a few standing offers out there that they know they can pull the trigger on any time (pure speculation on my part).

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