While Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge put a lid Thursday on rumors that the team was in talks with the Houston Rockets about a deal for Omer Asik, the two Celtics mentioned in possible swap never seemed too concerned by the chatter.
The rumored deal would have sent Courtney Lee and Brandon Bass along with a first-round pick to Houston for the Rockets big man, but Ainge said that while the team was indeed having “discussions”, reports were “embellished.”
For his part, Bass coyly said that he had no idea a possible deal was floating around.
“I never heard nothing about a deal,” Bass said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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