Sep 28, 2012; Waltham, MA, USA; The Boston Celtic logo on the hardwood floor during the media day at the Celtics training facility. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Trade Rumors: Danny Ainge eying major trade

The Boston Celtics have been looking at ways they can get better in 2014-15 and get back to the postseason once again. Last year was a down year for Boston but it seemed to be a more acceptable down year than the Lakers or Knicks saw as all three teams missed the postseason in the same season for the first time ever.

Boston actually tried to win though, which is why they get more credit for having a down year but it’s also why they’re a candidate to bounce back this upcoming season and contend once again.

According to the Boston Herald, the Celtics are still trying to make a big slash in the trade market and are still looking at making a big trade that makes them into playoff contenders sooner rather than later.

What hasn’t changed is that the Celts are still looking for ways to swing a major trade that will get them back into the playoff picture sooner than their current track would suggest. (And, no, according to a source connected with the marketplace, they have not contacted free agent Lance Stephenson or his representative.)

Rajon Rondo is now a trade chip for the Celtics, not that he hasn’t always been , thanks to the drafting of Marcus Smart with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft. But Rondo isn’t a lock to be moved as the names mentioned in the Kevin Love trade scenarios ranged from Jared Sullinger to Kelly Olynk.

Those younger names could be moved to acquire a veteran that can run alongside Rondo or it could be Rondo moved to acquire veteran pieces to build around Smart.

Either way, something seems to be brewing in Boston and a major trade before the season starts isn’t out of the question even if it’s not involving Kevin Love.

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  • Tom Webster

    Building around Smart isn’t smart. A guard who can’t shoot is backup at best. Basketball is an offensive game, defense is wonderful and you won’t win championships without it, but without offense you won’t even play for championships.

    • rob richards

      Have u ever seen Rondo shoot? Smart will find a stroke in the nba.

      • Tom Webster

        Shooting is a natural talent either you can or you can’t practice helps but if you don’t have the talent you will never be more than marginal.

        • James

          actually plenty of good PGs come into the nba and can’t shoot beyond the arc and eventually develop the range after a couple of years….I’m not saying he will all of a sudden become Ray Allen but let’s remember jason kidd couldn’t shoot either… this years ROY Michael Carter Williams had poor shooting numbers… Derrick Rose couldn’t hit a perimeter jumper when he first got into the league…. the list goes on and on and on….

      • Tom Webster

        Yeah, I’ve seen him shoot 29% from 3 last year.

  • pitzer

    You are only as good as the last year, or last game… For some reason big market teams think they are as good as their number of asterisk championships. Just like our young guys stomped your young guys, in Orlando. You don’t have the talent to deal with Indy. Take the payday Lance… Look how well Chicago has done with our rejects.

  • Tom Webster

    I hope everyone is correct about Smart, but I still see a heavier Jordon Crawford. Granted better on defense but we need offense and rebounding.