A Boston Celtics trade of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen or Kevin Garnett may still come, but the team hasn't received as much interest in the "Big Three" as they had hoped. It doesn't mean that one or more of them won't get moved before the March 15 NBA trade deadline; just that there hasn't been as much interest for the veterans as previously thought.
According to the Boston Herald, multiple league sources confirm that there hasn't been much call for the "Big Three." Maybe that shouldn't be too surprising, especially since Allen, Garnett and Pierce are all on the back end of their careers. They might become good role players for another team, but their days as superstar players are likely coming to a close. That doesn't mean that they can't provide value to a new team, but it might indicate that no franchise is willing to give up assets in an attempt to rent them for a few months.
It looks like Boston is going to make the 2012 Eastern Conference Playoffs no matter what; especially with the No. 9 seeded Milwaukee Bucks trailing the Celtics by five games in the current standings. That could provide incentive for Danny Ainge to hold on to all his players in an attempt to try to make some noise in the postseason. Maybe the Celtics can find a way to get lucky and pull a first round upset against one of the other elite teams in the East. That would certainly finish off this chapter of Celtics history with a bit of style and flash.
Do you think that the Boston Celtics need to work harder to trade one or more of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett before the deadline? Can this Celtics team do some damage in the postseason if it remains healthy and keeps Rajon Rondo at point guard?