The Boston Celtics are tied for third place in the Eastern Conference going into tonight's game against Detroit. The trade deadline is just over two weeks away so let the rumors begin.

How about this Ce's president Danny Ainge talking with Houston about a Dwight Howard trade?

The 30-yeard-old Howard is averaging about 14 ppg and 12 rpg for the 7th place Rockets. He makes about $20-million a year but can become a free agent at the end of the season.

Could Ainge give up some draft picks and perhaps David Lee's expiring contract and take a gamble on Howard?

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