Dwight Howard could end in a Celtics uniform before the trade deadline. But for now, the Celtics are happy with their current performance especially under the coaching of Brad Stevens.
“I feel like our team is playing well,” Ainge said.
“We let some games get away as the season has gone along, but our team plays hard. Our team is in on almost every game this whole year with the exception of one game.”
Right now, the Celtics plan to stay put in the free agency. Ainge also said that he is still waiting for the right time to make a deal but with all the buzz, his office seemed to be quiet while everyone are excited about the changes that the Celtics can do.
“I do feel like we need to make improvements on our team, but not necessarily at the trade deadline,” Ainge said.
“We can’t force anything. Right now, there’s nothing on the table, there’s nothing imminent. We’ve just had a lot of discussions and hope that next week come trade deadline (Feb. 18, 3 p.m. EST) we’re prepared to make the right decisions.”
When asked about another name that is hot on the list for the Celtics is to make a move to acquire a trade for Dwight Howard. Ainge emphasized that there are no talks yet but he never ruled out the possibility to acquire the 8-time All-Star and 3-time Defensive Player of the Year awardee.
“Most of the time, ninety-nine percent of the things talked about and discussed, don’t happen,” Ainge said through CSSNE.com.
“This time of year there’s a lot of discussions. It’s really hard to predict if there’s any deals there. Usually they happen at the very end, the very last day.”
Status quo, Ainge is quite happy and looks like everyone in the Celtics lineup are safe today on being traded. But anything can happen. Ainge is just waiting for the right time and the right offer.