Boston Celtics Stand Pat At NBA Trade Deadline, Despite Numerous Rumors

Despite rumors swirling all around them, the Boston Celtics have apparently decided to stand pat at the NBA trade deadline, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. The lack of movement means that the Celtics were attempt to make one more championship run with the Big Three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. It also means that Rajon Rando will be around, even after his name was prominently mentioned in trade rumors.

From the outside, it really looked like the Celtics could use some kind of shakeup. Their 23-19 record is good enough for second place in the Atlantic Division, where they are 1.5 games behind the Philadelphia 76ers. But that record is just the seventh best record in the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, Pierce, Allen and Garnett are all having somewhat subpar seasons. None of them are living up to career scoring averages with all three averaging about 4.0 points less than their career norms.

For more on the NBA Trade Deadline, be sure to follow this StoryStream.

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