Fresh on the heels of the Brandon Bass rumblings comes this news that there's interest around the league in Jeff Green as well.
A league executive told CSNNE.com on Saturday that the market for Green is as strong, "if not stronger", than it is for Rajon Rondo, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. "They're two totally different players and their roles with a team are different, too," he said. "But Green can do a lot of things to help just about any team, as long as you're not making him the guy you build around. Green's the guy you add to the guy you're trying to build around."
I don't think anything is imminent, but I wouldn't sleep on these early trade rumors either. Teams have had a chance to see how their summer moves have worked out and they've identified needs and wants. Some teams have under-performed and need a guy or two to put them back on track. Others feel like they have an opportunity and are a piece away from contending. Some contenders might feel like they have a weakness that they could shore up with the right move.
Bottom line: Teams are going to come calling about some of our players and I think Danny Ainge will be very open to those conversations. It just becomes a matter of what price he's willing to take.