Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Friday he has not discussed trades involving the Charlotte Bobcats or Washington Wizards.I don't think if the rumors are true or not anyone believes Ainge would admit as much. JR 2/12/2010 12:35:00 PM Tweet
"There is no truth to either one of those," Ainge said. "I have had conversations with a lot of teams but those have never been discussed. There are a lot of things I would like to do but I don't feel a need to do something. I am always looking to upgrade the team, if possible."
Charlotte coach Larry Brown is interested in the Celtics' Rasheed Wallace, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer. But Ainge said Wallace will not be dealt.
Ainge said he does not expect any deals to be concluded until closer to Thursday's trade deadline.
"It will probably heat up next week," Ainge said.