The March 15th NBA trade deadline came in like a lion and went out like a lamb in Boston. What seemed like a setup for the biggest flurry of deals in team history came and went without a single deal being made.
Now, more information may come out over the next few days or years as to how close Danny really came to pulling the trigger. But for now, we roll with what we have and will have to hope for the best.
For as banged up and as old as this team is, they just seem to find ways to win. Paul Pierce did a recent post game interview and talked about liking this team’s chances and how on any given night, someone can step up.
He’s right. With three first ballot hall of famers, it takes just one to get hot at the right time in order to make some magical things happen.
Prior to tonight’s tip in Sacramento, the Celtics were locked into the seventh seed in the East and sit in second place in the Atlantic Conference just one game in back of the 76ers.
The more I think of the deals that could have and could not have been made it seems more and more likely that Danny Ainge made the right call.
The Celtics have a ton of money coming off the books after this season and can be major players in the free agent market. Combine that with two first round draft picks and you have the potential to get this this back on track in a hurry.
Remember, you just need to make a few right deals and any team in the association can be a contender overnight. The Celtics know this all to well.