According to a tweet by CSNNE's Greg Dickerson, the Boston Celtics attempted to piece together a trade deadline deal with the Utah Jazz that would've brought Al Jefferson back to Boston, and/or power forward Paul Millsap too.
Jefferson, who spent his first three seasons in Boston before being shipped out to Minnesota as the centerpiece of the Kevin Garnett deal, averaged 17.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in 78 contests for the Jazz this past season.
The 28-year old Millsap also played 78 games for Utah in 2012-2013, averaging 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and a career-high 2.6 assists per game.
Dickerson didn't give any other details as to who would've been included in the deal, or how close Danny Ainge was to actually pulling it off, but the news signifies that Boston is clearly interested in the two big men. Could Boston swing something with the Jazz in a sign-and-trade fashion over the offseason? It's too soon to say due to the uncertainty of current Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but keep an eye and ear out on those two Jazz players.