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The 2021 NBA trade deadline falls on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, and the Celtics are once again at the forefront of the news and rumors.

Boston is under .500, and now is probably the time for Danny Ainge to pull his biggest in-season move since Isaiah Thomas joined the Green more than six years ago.

While many fans (at least, those who call sports radio) are down on Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Boston’s two young All-Stars are almost certainly staying put. Marcus Smart, though? Maybe not.

Let’s take a look at some names who’ve been rumored as potential upgrades for a Celtics team clearly struggling to replicate last season’s success.

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Sean Sylver can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Talk hoops with him on Twitter @TheSylverFox.

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