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Isn't this the perfect time to hear about a trade rumor? According to CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely, Boston and their current matchup, the Orlando Magic, have discussed trades involving big man Nikola Vucevic.

There are constant trade talks this time of year - especially for Danny Ainge and his stockpile of assets - so of course no deal is imminent. In fact, Vucevic's name has popped up several times in rumors around the league. Blakely asked the seven-footer about how he deals with the trade chatter:

“You try not to pay too much attention to it and focus on what you can do,” Vucevic said. “And just focus on what you can do which is your play and do your best to help the team win.

Vucevic added, “there’s been a lot (of rumors) about me this season. I haven’t paid attention to it. I don’t read that much. It’s all rumors; you can’t control them. At the end of the day, what happens, happens.”

As I am typing this, Vucevic has put up 12 points and 5 boards at halftime at TD Garden. He averages 9.8 boards a night, which is 14th in the league and more than 30 spots higher than the next closest Celtic player Avery Bradley. His versatile offensive arsenal and strong rebounding would be a nice addition to the Celtics roster, but how would he fit with Al Horford? Both players tend to perform best from the center position. Does it matter? Let us know in the comments.


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Photo by Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Johnson 1/27/2017 08:50:00 PM Edit
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