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Celtics Stand Pat at Trade Deadline

Paul George, Jimmy Butler remain in Indy, Chicago, respectively

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    Celtics Stand Pat at Trade Deadline
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    The Boston Celtics stood pat at the NBA trade deadline, despite swirling rumors the team would target a top-tier talent.

    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical tweeted minutes after the 3:00 p.m. deadline that Boston would not make a move.

    The Celtics were linked to rumors involving Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. Neither player moved at the deadline.

    Role players thought to be potential Celtics targets, such as forward P.J. Tucker and Andrew Bogut, were traded to Toronto and Philadelphia, respectively. Philadelphia was expected to begin contract buyout negotiations with Bogut, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported.

    The Celtics are considered players in potential blockbuster deals because the team has amassed a war chest of assets that includes draft picks and young players.

    Celtics hunting for star ahead of trade deadline
    The Boston Celtics are hunting for a big name star, but fans hoping for a blockbuster deal may have to wait.  
    Sources told the Boston Herald the Celtics are actively seeking a top tier talent such as Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler or Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. However, no deal appeared imminent ahead of the trade deadline at 3:00 p.m. Thursday. 
    The Herald reported the Bulls and Pacers appeared likely to retain their star players. If those teams decided to change course, however, Boston would be well positioned to make an offer. 
    If a major deal is not available, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge could opt for a smaller move for a role player. Dallas center Andrew Bogut, Memphis forward JaMychal Green and Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker are potential targets.  
    The Celtics are considered players in potential blockbuster deals because the team has amassed a war chest of assets that includes draft picks and young player

    The Boston Celtics are hunting for a big name star, but fans hoping for a blockbuster deal may have to wait.

     

    Sources told The Boston Herald the Celtics are actively seeking a top-tier talent such as Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler or Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. However, no deal appeared imminent ahead of the trade deadline at 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

     

    The Herald reported the Bulls and Pacers appeared likely to retain their star players. If those teams decided to change course, however, Boston would be well positioned to make an offer.

     

    If a major deal is not available, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge could opt for a smaller move for a role player. Dallas center Andrew Bogut, Memphis forward JaMychal Green and Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker are potential targets.

     

    The Celtics are considered players in potential blockbuster deals because the team has amassed a war chest of assets that includes draft picks and young players.

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