I agree with Ainge. I'm sure that if there were a trade available that he felt would significantly improve the team, he would do it. Realistically, I don't see a ton of scenarios that fit that description, either.
Don't be too shocked if he picks up a couple of looking-for-a-job free agents and calls it good.
Personally, I'm happy to go into the playoffs with this roster and see what they can do.
Whatever he does,IMHO, its just not worth trading away any young guys who are likely to get better, have great attitudes and are already good, to possibly make us better for one year. PP and KG are in decline so imho this is a one year window, with them, at best. Nothing can nearly guarantee a title now, unless some center would come here who plays like a veteran Shaq. It just doesn't exist.
So who are the young untouchables? I'm just not going to be down with letting Avery or Sully go, but that is it. Rajon has too many issues. Lee just isn't good enough. And Green isn't either. Letting Melo go could end up being a huge mistake but no one could know that so Id let him go but I doubt he is worth anything to anyone else.
I guess above all else, Danny did all kinds of maneuvering starting the summer after the title year to prepare for last summer. Avoiding taking on long contracts like Posey, like Perkins, like Baby, and picking up vets like JO, Shaq, and Sheed. Its VERY discouraging to see what we have to show for that right now.( Although I have to admit to thinking last summer went well. I'm not trying to be GM. I just as a fan don't want to lose Avery and Sullinger.)