“We’re not trying to move up,” said the Celtics president of
basketball operations, seemingly putting to rest a prevalent rumor that
the team was attempting to package the 19th pick and Kendrick Perkins in
an attempt to move into lottery range.
Instead, Ainge said, he is open to either moving down in the draft or
out altogether – the latter option a move that could save them a
scintilla of money for a veteran free agent.
Murphy makes it even simpler… saying he got a text from a league official saying
“No one trades 4 guys on operating table"
So put the Perk rumor out of your heads.