But with so much talent to be had in the 2014 NBA draft next summer, the struggling C's could potentially become big-time players at the league's Feb. 20 trade deadline as they look to continue the rebuilding process and retool this offseason.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hasn't been shy when it comes to pulling the trigger on a big move in the past. After all, he's the guy that brought Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to Boston to form the original Big Three alongside Paul Pierce in the summer of 2007. But in addition to whether Boston will actually make a deal before the deadline, it remains to be seen what Ainge and the front office are looking to accomplish.
It's obvious that Boston doesn't possess the personnel to compete for a championship. Therefore, will Ainge make a massive splash for a marquee name, ship away a contract or two to clear cap space or simply be content to let the deadline pass?
Here we'll break down the latest trade rumors surrounding the Celtics this February.
*Player contract info courtesy of Spotrac.com.