Danny Ainge: Celtics feel no urgency to trade young players for veteran help
At 25-11, the Boston Celtics are well-positioned in the Eastern Conference, but it doesn’t appear that they’re willing to mortgage the future too much to increase their chances of winning now.
Celtics president Danny Ainge said Friday that he felt no “short-term urgency” to trade young players for veterans, but confirmed the team was exploring the market.
Danny Ainge to the Globe: “I don’t think I’m looking at any short-term urgency to trade away all my young assets to get some veteran player,” he said. “But we’re looking. We’ll have conversations before trade deadline like we do every year." #Celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) January 11, 2020
In other words, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are untouchable. It may be that Ainge and the Celtics look for more reasonably-priced veteran help, and they’ve been linked to players of that type already. It seems hard to believe the Celtics will be quiet at the deadline, but as has been the case for the last few years, it doesn’t sound like a blockbuster is coming.