Sean Grande joins Bob Neumeier and Kirk Minihane on Arbella Early Edition to discuss the Celtics' options at the trade deadline.
"Danny [Ainge is] going to have a lot of things up his sleeve," says Grande. "His phone has been ringing non-stop.”
The Celtics have been aggressive in shuffling pieces throughout the season.
"The Celtics have been almost a walking shopping cart for 54-some-odd games," says Grande. "'Look, what Brandon Bass can do. Look at Jeff Green. What can Green do for you? What can Kris Humphries do?'"
Ainge has stockpiled a large collection of draft picks, which puts him in a position to do just about anything at the deadline. Grande says that could even include something unthinkable at the beginning of the season.
"It’s not going to surprise me if the Celtics suddenly became surprise buyers at the deadline instead of sellers."
Back in 2007 the Celtics made a number of big moves and built a team of sustained excellence for several years. They have the pieces to do that again, but the landscape has shifted. Looking around the league, it's hard to find a team that's in a position to trade the kind of game-changing player who could turn around a Celtics team clearly constructed to be built through youth.
"The odds of one of those cornerstone guys becoming suddenly available, that’s a long-shot," says Grande.