The Boston Celtics discussed a possible trade for Caron Butler before the Washington Wizards decided to send him to Dallas. The Celtics also have inquired about the availability of Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis, Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin and Philadelphia 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala. None of the talks have become substantive.
The Celtics would likely include Ray Allen in any big deal, but have made it clear they want an upper-echelon young player in return, regardless of position.
The Celtics also reached out to the Phoenix Suns about Amar'e Stoudemire, but don't have the means to get a deal done.
Interesting names. Glad to hear that he's at least going after the kind of guys that would make a difference now and in the future. Not so glad to hear that we don't have the pieces that other teams want. That could change in the days leading up to the deadline, but I'm less than encouraged by this report.
Then again, if we keep Ray Allen and manage to sell off some spare parts for a less-big name player that can help, that's progress as well. I don't want to make a move for the sake of doing it, but I'd be a little disappointed (especially after all this talk) if we did something very minor or nothing at all.
I think this team could use a shot in the arm and a midsize to major deal might be just the thing to do it. What do you think?
What are you hoping for?
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a blockbuster deal
a midsize deal
a minor tweak