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All quiet on the trade front

The Celtics stay the same for the stretch run -- until they get bigger via buyout

Updated: March 17, 2012, 4:16 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers contends that trade speculation never rattled him as a player. "But maybe I was too dumb to figure out I was about to be traded," joked Rivers, who endured two career swaps but never an in-season one.

Now as a coach, it weighs on him a whole lot more, particularly as Rivers tries to calm his players, who are far more aware of all the whispers -- regardless of validity -- that swirl about them this time of year.

But after ...

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