Well that was uninteresting.
After weeks of hearing rumors about how the Boston Celtics were certain to make moves, possibly even a really BIG one, before the NBA trade deadline came and went, Celtics fans tuned into blogs, websites, and Twitter yesterday to discover that President of Basket Operations Danny Ainge and company actually decided to do nothing yesterday.
Zero trades. Little drama. Nothing to talk about at all, really.
On the Rajon Rondo side of this topic, I am quite pleased to see that all of the speculation about whether Trader Danny would ship out his point guard if the price was right amounted to a hill of beans. The Celtics are clearly better with Rondo on the floor, and will only continue to improve once they surround their enigmatic point guard with more capable offensive talent.
I’m also pleased to see that players such as Avery Bradley, Jared Sullinger, and Kelly Olynyk were never moved, especially the latter two, who along with Rondo form the three-headed monster that the Celtics franchise should build a championship contender around.
However, the absolute lack of ANY activity on the Celtics part has me on the fence, as I feel the Celtics missed an opportunity to pick up a player or two who could play an important role in helping Boston raise banner number 18. The Celtics were never going to be able to go out and acquire a superstar like Kevin Love, but a deal that included Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, and maybe another player/pick theoretically should have been enough to bring some talent into the fold. Did the Celtics even try to make a play for Omer Asik or Gordon Hayward? Based on Ainge’s comments that the Celtics had no real discussions on the table yesterday, it would appear not, which is a little too conservative for my liking.
Enough from me – how do you feel about Boston’s quiet approach? Vote, and feel free to comment below, or @HoudiniCeltics! Thanks for the read!