The Boston Celtics were one of the teams that the Los Angeles Clippers have received calls from in regards to Blake Griffin.
The Celtics have perhaps the deepest collection of tradable assets with their future draft picks.
“When I’m looking at players out there, I’m looking at players that can make a big difference,” Danny Ainge said, “not players that can win us two games or anything like that. That’s not my objective.
“Our objective is not to keep us in the No. 3 seed in the East and maybe move up a bit, other than that’s our players’ objective and that’s our coaches’ objective. I think those are amazing goals, and it’s been fun watching this team compete and beating some of the good teams along the way. But our objective is to put together a team that can compete for championships.
“Listen, we’re just a few games from being at seven or eight, and it wasn’t too long ago that we were the ninth seed in the East. So, no, I don’t pay that much attention to the standings. I look more at how we’re playing and where our holes are and what we need to do.”