Boston Celtics Trade Rumors 2012, Danny Ainge: 'I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with Jermaine' [O'Neal]

Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge talked about the team's trade strategy during an appearance on The Big Show on Thursday (via WEEI.com).

"As of right now we have nothing close to happening," he said. "It's not from a lack of trying. Not necessarily to make major changes, but to make small changes at least."

Overall, Ainge says the roster is in better shape now than in 2003.

"You've got to have some good things go your way to rebuild. We've got some good pieces," he said. "We've got some players still under contract that we really like still on the roster. More than we did in the 2002-2003 era. Completely rebuild, I'm not sure we really need to do that."

Ainge also talked about injured center Jermaine O'Neal. Ainge is not sure what will happen with O'Neal at the moment.

"I'm not sure. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with Jermaine and what he wants to do," Ainge said. "Jermaine and I have been in constant contact and we'll keep communicating over the next week or so."

Asked if he could trade O'Neal contract, Ainge said that it was, "more unlikely than likely."

The last part about trading the O'Neal contract is important in terms of the Michael Beasley rumors that had been surfacing at the beginning of the month. According to reports, Boston was interested in shipping O'Neal to the Timberwolves for Beasley.

Boston has until 3 p.m. on March 15, the NBA Trade Deadline, to make any moves.

For more Celtics Trade Rumors, visit our trade stream and blog, CelticsBlog.

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