Shams Charania reported right after 3 p.m. on Thursday’s trade deadline that the Boston Celtics have not made any trades and will stand pat with what they have.
Sources: Boston has made no deals, standing pat at the deadline and keeping guard Marcus Smart. Celtics value Smart tremendously -- showed it in talks with other teams.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018
Boston reportedly talked to the Memphis Grizzlies about a potential trade for Tyreke Evans minutes before the deadline, but did not complete the deal.
During the Celtics-Grizzlies talks, I'm told Boston offered two second-round picks and Guerschon Yabusele for Tyreke Evans. It doesn't appear they agreed to terms before the deadline. https://t.co/DOUhUB9WVW— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 8, 2018
There were also multiple reports that the Celtics would listen to offers for Marcus Smart if a first round pick was included in the deal, but nothing happened on the front as well.
The Celtics will now look towards the buy-out market which allows teams to sign players bought out of their contracts before March 31st. Joe Johnson is expected to get bought out from the Sacremento Kings after getting traded there from the Utah Jazz, and the Celtics are viewed as a potential landing spot.
Joe Johnson is expected to seek--and receive--a buyout from Sacramento, per sources, and will be coveted: Golden State, Boston will be among the early favorites.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) February 8, 2018
Johnson played a significant role for the Jazz last season during their run to the western conference semifinals, and could provide the bench scoring Boston is reportedly after.
Greg Monroe agreed to sign with the Celtics late last week, but Boston held off on officially adding him to the roster to maintain their flexibility at the deadline. After a photo surfaced of Monroe at Georgetown University on Wednesday, it’s expected that the Celtics will add him to the roster for their game on Thursday night in Washington.
Source close to the situation says Greg Monroe will likely sign today and will be available to play for the Boston Celtics tonight at the Washington Wizards.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 8, 2018