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Celtics in play as trade deadline looms

With Thursday’s NBA trade deadline fast approaching, the truth is . . . a needle amid a haystack of misinformation, spin and rumor, most of it circulating through social media.

One certainty: This season, the league has more than its usual share of rebuilding squads — such as the Celtics — that are hunting for assets to help get them back on their feet as fast as possible, which means teams will deal players for draft picks or deal players just to shed salary.

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