Boston Celtics trade rumors indicate a Kevin Garnett trade is not want coach Doc Rivers wants to see. Likewise, he appears content to hold on to Paul Pierce and make a run with his veterans, despite the Rajon Rondo ACL injury taking place. According to a report from Sunday night (Jan. 27), Rivers has stated that he still likes his team and that he is ready to make a run at the postseason.
It would be easy for Rivers and the front office in Boston to throw in the towel after losing their best player, but that's not the way that the Celtics do things. This is a proud group that would rather go down with a sinking ship than find new people to man that ship. The bigger question is whether Danny Ainge (president of basketball operations) is on board with that idea or is more inclined to blow up the roster for the long-term health of the franchise.
It's unclear exactly what assets a Kevin Garnett trade could net the Celtics, but it seems like Paul Pierce might bring back a good asset or two. Rivers commented on that situation, noting that, "you wouldn't get what you wanted anyway." With players like Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley, and Jeff Green on the roster already, there is even less risk simply letting this season play out for the Celtics.
While many new Boston Celtics trade rumors might pop up in the coming weeks, Ainge might just give Doc Rivers one last chance to take this team deep into the postseason before seriously considering a trade or two in the offseason.
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