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 rumors: Want trades to clear roster space

The Boston Celtics were allegedly in talks to make some big roster moves this offseason, which may or may not have included trading Rajon Rondo. Alas, such a deal never happened and currently the team is overflowing with players.

That situation only grew worse when the team agreed on a contract with free agent swingman Evan Turner, though general manager Danny Ainge is now looking to make some moves to alleviate the logjam. That’s the word from Gary Washburn who says the Boston Celtics are looking to make some roster moves.

The Celtics would love to use Bogans’s contract in a trade that would perhaps net a draft pick and create salary-cap space and have been holding onto that option. It is uncertain if the Celtics would waive Bogans before the season or offer a camp invitation since he has been away from the team since February.

In addition to Bogan’s, there are also other situations that could arise including releasing some players who are on small or league minimum contracts.

Of course, that would likely be a last resort for Ainge and the Boston Celtics as they’d prefer to get some type of asset (be it a draft pick, whatever) in exchange for some of the players they may be forced to move on from.

As we speak, Evan Turner has yet to officially sign his contract with the Boston Celtics, which is why Ainge and the front office are looking to clear roster spots. Chris Babb and Chris Johnson are two of the most likely players to be let go.

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