— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Milwaukee, Phoenix emerging as frontrunners for Josh Smith deal, league sources tell Y! Sports. Boston still a "darkhorse," one source says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
Obviously, these are all still in the rumor stage. You can't fault Ainge for the effort this morning (and I kinda wish the team played with this kind of energy last night). There's one option that I like that hasn't really been connected to the Celtics:
Would Danny consider flipping Jason Terry and/or Barbosa's expiring contract/Fab Melo for Green and Hansbrough? Indiana would get a good vet for the playoffs, Boston moves closer to a youth movement, and Hansbrough becomes a nightly Tommy points favorite.
Kings Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins have been given the impression that they would not be dealt, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 21, 2013
Alas, the nature of the trade deadline. Scratch Evans off the list.