Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck was recently on NECN for an interview and when asked about his thoughts of the upcoming trade deadline next month, he said “There is a likelihood of moves.” He also said that Doc has hinted at it and that Danny (Ainge) is working the phones… and that “I think February will be a busy month but I can’t predict that yet.”
Doc can use this as a threat tactic. Ainge can play it either way to the media. But when the owner outright says it’s likely to happen? That holds some weight. It makes it more real and after such a disappointing and pivotal month when there had a prime opportunity to move up in the standings well it just may be necessary.