Ainge Admits Increased Trade Activity But Doesn't Expect Celtics To Find Trade
After weeks of heavy rumors surrounding the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge doesn't believe he will make a trade before Thursday's dealdine.
"It looks unlikely that anything will be done, other than possibly some players we will add to our roster," Ainge said.
"There’s been a lot of conversation around the league and we’ve certainly been very busy at it, but trades are very challenging to make," Ainge said. "And then on top of it is, we like our guys. I like watching this team play. I like the personalities of our team. We just need to find a way to give them the best chance to win with the resources we have."
Ainge admitted that there have been more conversations involving the Celtics than in previous seasons.
"This year has been much more, just because we’ve had injuries," he said. "We wouldn’t be talking as much if we didn’t have as many injuries.
"We’re looking to give it a run. When trade rumors come out that leads to a lot of (discussion) too. (Rajon) Rondo’s name comes out and Paul (Pierce)’s name comes out. KG (Kevin Garnett)’s name comes out. You have to field a lot of waste-of-time calls from media and other teams."