The NBA trade deadline came and went yesterday, and the Celtics did not make an deals.
Danny Ainge said as of 2:57, negotiations were still being discussed, but nothing was able to go through. Reports said many teams were interested in acquiring Ray Allen, and even Paul Pierce, but Boston stood firm.
Allen and Pierce will be key components to the Celtics late this season as they make their push for the playoffs, but the fact that Ainge did nothing yesterday is just terrible.
Chris Wilcox is set to have heart surgery and will miss the rest of the season, and Jermaine O’Neal is rumored to be done for the year as well with his wrist injury. There are also reports he wants Boston to buy out his contract so he can return to the Miami Heat.
That leaves Kevin Garnett to play center, a position he apparently hates playing. Brandon Bass and rookies JaJuan Johnson and Greg Stiemsma are left to play alongside Garnett in the front court, which is not a great sign for Boston.