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.