Thursday, March 8, 2012
Doc doesn't expect a big trade
Celtics coach Doc Rivers told Boston sports radio station WEEI this morning that while he and Danny Ainge talk about possible deals, he doesn't see a blockbuster in his team's future before the March 15 trade deadline.
"I don't expect anything big to come down and I wouldn't be shocked if nothing came down," Rivers said.
Later in the morning, in an interview on ESPN Radio, Rivers talked about the flexibility the team will have after this season.
“We are going to make changes," Rivers told Colin Cowherd. "I don’t think we have to make them this trade deadline. We saw this coming. Danny Ainge is a great GM and we all saw it coming. We know this summer we’ll be able to get under the cap, we’ll be able to do a lot of moves. This could be one of the best drafts of the last 10-15 years. There’s time.
When you look at Miami, you say 'Whoa they’re an amazing basketball team.' Are they beatable? We’ll find out when the playoffs start."
Peter May's take: Rivers said Wednesday that he would be surprised if the team made a move, and Ainge reported all was quiet on the trade front. They may actually be telling the truth, but pay no attention to the remarks. They both say pretty much the same thing every year and then usually end up making a deal. Two years ago it was trading Eddie House for Nate Robinson, and last year was the deal that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City.