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NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics Active As Deadline Approaches

With less than a week to go before the NBA trade deadline, the rumor mill is heating up. And while the Celtics are not involved in this year's biggest storyline—the ongoing drama surrounding Carmelo Anthony—that doesn't mean they're not going to be players. After all, the Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference in spite of their health, not because of it. With a banged up bench to fill out, the Celtics are very much expected to make a trade.

The clear area of need is at the wing. Marquis Daniels is out for the foreseeable future with a bruised spine, and neither Avery Bradley nor Luke Harangody is ready to contribute meaningful minutes (or really fits the role). Von Wafer has stepped up of late, and Delonte West will return soon, but the Celtics could use a solid addition to fill the hole left by Daniels, who often acted as the second unit's glue man.

 

The question, then, becomes who? CelticsBlog hears that Anthony Parker is a possibility, and notes that he would make a lot of sense for the team. The 35-year-old shooting guard would provide some significant offense and range to the second unit, but could be a defensive liability. The Chicago Bulls may also be interested, however, which could make any trade difficult and costly for Boston.

 

Whether it's Anthony Parker or any other of Danny Ainge's 15-to-20 options, we'll keep you updated as the deadline draws closer.