Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics aren't naive. They certainly will try until the end, but know that getting Kevin Love probably isn't in the cards.
The Celtics may not have enough to get Kevin Love, but they're still interested in making the deal work for another team while improving themselves.
Evan Turner isn't the answer to the Celtics' problems, but there doesn't appear to be an answer right now. So Danny Ainge is looking ahead.
1yThe Celtics were coming off probably their most impressive win of the season, and without their star PG, too. They weren't aware of the seriousness of Rajon Rondo's injury until they got to the locker room, though. That changed the mood fast.
1yWith so many story lines colliding when the Celtics and Heat meet, it was the guy that didn't play -- Rajon Rondo -- that had the NBA world abuzz Sunday.
1yFor the past couple of weeks, Jared Sullinger has played like a starter for the Celtics. Today against the Heat, he will be a starter.
1yThe Celtics will look to beat the Heat despite the sideshow atmosphere that will surely engulf the TD Garden courtesy of Ray Allen's decision to take his talents to South Beach
1yYou can never say never when it comes to a team hitting rock bottom, but the Boston Celtics? They are easily at their nadir in this new age of Celtics basketball that began prior to the 2007-08 championship season.
1yKyle Korver hits eight three-pointers and turns the game in Atlanta's favor.
1yDoc Rivers says his team may be counting on past abilities to rally in the second half of a season, but he says if that's what they think, it's a mistake.