The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are in discussions to send back-up point guard Nate Robinson out West, according to FanHouse's Sam Amick. Nothing is done yet, and the "other pieces [are still] unclear."
One of those pieces could be Troy Murphy, who earlier on Wednesday, the Nets sent to the Warriors (as part of the Deron Williams trade). It's expected that Golden State will buy out Murphy's contract, making him a free agent and thus able to sign with another team.
Murphy, a 6-foot-11 forward, has the interest of several playoff contenders, including Orlando, Dallas, Miami and Boston, sources said. His 3-point range and size make him attractive to playoff teams.
While those four teams may be interested, SI's Chris Mannix is reporting that the Celtics would be the frontrunners.
Robinson is playing under a two-year deal worth $8.7 million that he signed before the 2010-11 season. The reserve guard is averaging 7.1 points and 1.9 assists in 18 minutes played per game. He's appeared in all of the Celtics' 55 games this year.
Rumors and reports will continue to fly between now and Thursday's deadline, but one this is certain: Boston is looking to make a move.
"They're definitely out there looking," said one team executive. "But Danny's not giving anything away. They need a player, but they're not going for just anyone, I can tell you that."