Murphy: ‘I don’t think (the Celtics) are all that interested in Carmelo (Anthony)’

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While the Boston Celtics might eventually need to find a way to replace what injured vet swingman Danilo Gallinari was hoped to bring to the team, but everything we are hearing suggests that the Celtics are in no hurry to do so. Now, soon-to-be-retired veteran Celtics beat writer Mark Murphy sheds a bit of light on why that might be the case.

In a recent interview with NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg on the “Celtics Talk” podcast, Murphy revealed he did not think that the Celtics have any interest in some of the more prominent names being attached to Boston at present. “I don’t think they are at all interested in Carmelo (Anthony), for example,” offered the veteran Boston beat writer.

“They obviously weren’t interested in (Montrezl) Harrell, and I think what it comes down to is that they don’t want to sacrifice their defensive principles.”

This, coupled with what we’ve been hearing about the team wanting to see what it has on the roster at present in terms of being able to fill in for Gallo suggests that those Celtics fans yearning for a splashy move may have to wait.

And perhaps for as long as the trade deadline, depending on how things pan out internally.

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