Pierce believes Celtics need to make a trade

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Pierce believes Celtics need to make a trade

Danny Ainge told reporters on Monday that he doesn't see a trade happening before the deadline.

Whether you believe him or not is up to you, but members of the Celtics made it clear the team needs more players - whether through trade or not.

"I think it's needed," Paul Pierce said. "I mean, right now we have ten healthy bodies, so we could use a little depth pretty much at every position. Practice is going to be a little tough. We don't have six guards to match up. Only four big men. Kevin Garnett is going to need rest at practice, I'm going to need rest at practice the rest of the way so we can make a second-half push."

Doc Rivers echoed Pierce's words, specifically saying that the team needs to bring in at least one guard.

"We do need another guard, there's no doubt about that," Rivers said. "I think we need two guards. But again, I told Danny, if we can't get what we want, we just won't have it. We dearly need one for sure, just for practice if nothing else. But other than that, we'll see."

Game notes: Celtics look to extend Kings’ Boston losing streak to nine

Game notes: Celtics look to extend Kings’ Boston losing streak to nine

BOSTON – Here are a few odds and ends to keep an eye on heading into tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings: 
 
· The Celtics have won eight in a row over the Kings in Boston, with the last loss to Sacramento at the TD Garden coming on Jan. 19, 2007. Current Celtic Gerald Green was in the starting lineup that night. 

· Only six times in franchise history have the Celtics launched 38 or more 3-pointers in a game, four of which came in the month of November this season. 

· Speaking of 3-pointers, 36.2 percent of Boston’s shots are 3s. That ranks fifth in the league behind Houston, Cleveland, Brooklyn and Golden State.

· Don’t be surprised if Avery Bradley gets off to a good start tonight, especially from 3-point range. He’s shooting 59.1 percent on 3s in the first quarter which ranks second in the league. 

· Isaiah Thomas tallied 395 points scored in November, the most by a Celtic since John Havlicek had 406 points in November during the 1971-1972 season. 

· Boston leads the NBA in points scored (46.3 per game) by second-round picks. The Celtics’ second-round picks include Isaiah Thomas; Jae Crowder; Amir Johnson; Jonas Jerebko; Demetrius Jackson and Jordan Mickey.

· The Celtics are 5-0 this season when they outrebound an opponent. 

· Tonight’s game will be Boston’s fifth set of back-to-back games this season. In the first game, they are 3-1 this season. On the second night, they are 2-2.

Kings Insider James Ham: "DeMarcus Cousins loves Sacramento; more likely to sign contract extension than get traded"

Kings Insider James Ham: "DeMarcus Cousins loves Sacramento; more likely to sign contract extension than get traded"

CSNCalifornia.com Kings Insider James Ham joined Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely on this week's Celtics Talk podcast to talk about DeMarcus Cousins and the never ending trade rumors.