The struggling Boston Celtics could use a trade to enhance their roster.
However, it appears the franchise won’t make a trade unless it believes it can bury the team it is trying to strike a deal with.
“They’ll only do something,” a West executive told Tim Bontemps of ESPN, “if they think they’re going to bury you.”
The Celtics reached the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals.
Even Celtics general manager Danny Ainge doesn’t believe his own team is a contender this year. As a result, the organization could make move before the trade deadline.
The Celtics face the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday evening.