The Celtics were rumored to be included in trade discussions with the Pacers, Bulls, Knicks, Pistons, Kings, and just about everyone else with a major piece that could potentially move, but wind up with absolutely nothing to show for months of work around the trade deadline yet again.
This sense of false-optimism is becoming a theme for Celtics fans, who continually expect to be included in massive deals for the biggest names in the NBA, but stay "one piece away" from seriously competing for an NBA title, or even an Eastern Conference Finals appearance.
Here are various stories about the Celtics and their rumored involvement in the trade market today:
Celtics including the Nets Pick in a possible Paul George Trade
Charles Barkley says Paul George should be traded
Brian Scalabrine on Celtics possibilities