ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Bruins are working hard at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on their second off-day between Games 3 and 4 in Washington DC after not skating on Tuesday.
Claude Julien has kept the same lines after changing things up in Game 3, and once again has Patrice Bergeron centering Milan Lucic and Rich Peverley. David Krejci is centering Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand in a mix-and-match of two forward lines that under-performed in the first games of the playoff series.
Not sure Bergeron and Marchand love being separated after playiing for most of the last two years, it's hard to argue with Julien's methods that generated some offense.
Here are the lines at a B's practice that's marched on for more than 40 minutes and counting:
BOSTON – Two of the NBA’s biggest names on the trade market, Serge Ibaka and DeMarcus Cousins, changed zip codes (Ibaka to Toronto from Orlando; Cousins to New Orleans from Sacramento) without the Celtics showing much interest in swinging a deal for either player.
Could it be because they had their sights set on Detroit’s Andre Drummond all along?
Pistons general manager/head coach Stan Van Gundy has made no secret about talking with lots of teams about his players leading up to the trade deadline, well aware that his team has been one of the league’s biggest underachievers.
Detroit (27-30) is eighth in the Eastern Conference, trailing Cleveland by 13 games.
Drummond was reportedly offered to Sacramento as part of a deal for Cousins, so it should not come as a surprise that his name has found its way into the rumor mill.
Still, Drummond only added fuel to the rumor mill fire by re-tweeting the eyeball emojis posted by the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas, something Thomas did shortly before Boston added Al Horford to the mix last summer.
And then Drummond followed that up by posting his own set of eyeball emojis
on Tuesday which adds to the speculative nature of this trade deadline season, which will end Thursday at 3 p.m.
Drummond, a former UConn standout, is an easy-going, fun-loving guy, so the emoji stuff isn’t all that out of character for him. But he also changed his Twitter profile picture
to him waiving goodbye, as well as removed Pistons information from his bio.
Is he pulling our leg, or giving a heads-up that the Celtics are close to pulling off a trade?
A league source tells CSNNE.com that no deal is imminent, but Boston is a possible landing spot for Drummond if the Pistons are in fact planning on trading him which the source said, “is not a definite. Stan knows he has to do something significant with that team, if not at the deadline definitely this summer. So, he’s looking to find out the value for all his guys, Drummond included.”