Though first rounders were reportedly offered in exchange for Avery Bradley, Danny Ainge remained averse to trading his two-guard.
Defensive specialist Avery Bradley was among many names mentioned in trade speculation as the deadline neared. Of course, after the deadline passed, Bradley remained wearing Celtic green. According to Grantland's Zach Lowe, however, Danny Ainge received a lot of inquiry and multiple offers regarding Bradley, but Ainge wouldn't bite:

"Avery Bradley is a ravenous defender with legit 3-point range, but he shoots too many long 2s early in the shot clock and needs a dynamic off-the-dribble guy to create shots for him. Ainge loves Bradley and has already answered the question of whether he thinks the 24-year-old will be in Boston when the Celtics rise again: Multiple teams offered low first-round picks and expiring contracts for Bradley at the trade deadline, and Ainge flatly refused, per several league sources."

If Ainge swiftly refused a late first and expiring contract, it looks like a team would really have to overpay to acquire Bradley via trade. Evidently, Ainge truly values Bradley and sees him as part of the game plan going forward--for now.

A look at the 24-year-old's season to season per-game numbers:

Austin Gill 3/31/2015 03:18:00 PM Edit
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