Even before the Celtics lost both Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger for the season, expectations that they would make a move at the deadline were high with the team struggling to mesh. Now, with two starters gone, Brandon Bass, Jason Terry and Courtney Lee will have their names tossed around the trade market.
According to Marc Stein / ESPN:
There’s a rising expectation among some of Ainge’s peers that Boston will instead try to move out at least one member of the Brandon Bass/Jason Terry/Courtney Lee trio before the deadline to make getting under the luxury-tax threshold his February focus.
The Celtics are nearly $1.5 million over the tax line for this season and on course to exceed it again next season, as well.