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With Thursday’s NBA trade deadline fast approaching, the truth is . . . a needle amid a haystack of misinformation, spin and rumor, most of it circulating through social media.
One certainty: This season, the league has more than its usual share of rebuilding squads — such as the Celtics — that are hunting for assets to help get them back on their feet as fast as possible, which means teams will deal players for draft picks or deal players just to shed salary.
“The public probably views us more as sellers than as buyers,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Globe recently. “But I do think that people around the league know that we have some good players — good veteran players, good young players — and lots of draft picks. I’ve had calls for both.