-- Boston coach Doc Rivers said today on WEEI that he doesn't think the Celtics will make a trade before the Feb. 18th deadline.
"I don't think so. I really don't," he said. "I've heard some silly talk over the last two or three days about trades that we've been discussing, which I wish I had known about. They were interesting. Obviously if we can improve our team we're going to. But, I don't think there's a trade out there that we can pull off and I don't mind if we don't."
The "silly" trade that Rivers is referring to is Ray Allen going to Golden State for Monta Ellis and Vladimir Rodmanovic.
Rivers said that he sometimes has to talk to his players whenever a trade rumor comes out to keep them level-headed.
"For the most part, I don't say much to guys because some of it is so outlandish," Rivers said. "But if I do see a guy that I think has been affected or if I hear through the locker room vibe someone saying that they won't be here, then I'll go talk to that individual. But I don't ever think I've had a team talk where I had to bring the entire team in."
Rivers did say that sometimes players approach him when they hear their name in trade rumors, like when Rajon Rondo's name was discussed in trade rumors before the NBA Draft this past summer.
"I'm honest. If we've had some talks I'll tell them," Rivers said. "Especially if it's down the road. If it's not down the road and it's not going to happen I'll just tell then not to worry about it. If I do think there's a chance that we're going to trade him, I'll tell them that we are talking and there's a 50-50 chance that won't be here."
Allen, who is in the final year of his contract, said that he wants to retire a Celtic.
"I would like to be here," Allen said after practice on Tuesday. "There's no need for me to be any other place. I would love to retire with this organization. That's my whole goal."
"I want to be here," Allen added. "This team has proven over decades to be a winner, one of the best in sports. That's what this organization plans on doing, they're committed to [winning] and that's why I want to be a part of it."