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Shams: Boston Celtics don’t make a trade at the deadline

The Celtics will stand pat and wait for the buy-out market

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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.

Boston reportedly talked to the Memphis Grizzlies about a potential trade for Tyreke Evans minutes before the deadline, but did not complete the deal.

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.

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.

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