Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger have both been ruled out for the season within the last few days, inspiring rival executives to inquire on whether the Celtics are willing to deal. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports (via Twitter) that clubs have been calling Danny Ainge to see if the C's are interested in trading Jason Terry to get under the luxury tax line.
If the Celtics decide to build for the future at the expense of the short-term, trading Terry could make sense. However, it's unclear how much the C's could get for the veteran guard if they decided to make him available. Terry's 10.0 PPG and .429 FG% are well below his career averages, and his 11.9 PER is a career-worst mark.
If Boston had to attach a future first-rounder to Terry to move him and get out of the tax, like the Grizzlies did with Marreese Speights last week, I'm skeptical that Ainge would be interested. According to Berger (via Twitter), the Celtics haven't indicated a strong desire to make a move, as they remain in wait-and-see mode with the deadline less than three weeks away. Ainge said today that he expects the club to add a couple more players before the deadline, but he's in no rush to do it right away (Twitter link via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald).
Terry's three-year contract pays him $5MM this year, $5.225MM in 2013/14, and $5.45MM in 2014/15.