Mailbag: 11th-hour trade pitches

Nate Robinson's attitude, feistiness and explosiveness should be good additions for the Celtics. Ray Amati/NBAE/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES -- With the NBA trade deadline set for 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, we've traded coasts to be near the Boston Celtics for what has the potential to be a franchise-altering and season-defining two days.

After a solid month of whispers, most of which have proved to be nothing more than scuttlebutt, it's time for president of basketball operation Danny Ainge and the rest of the NBA general managers -- to show theirs hands. Is Ainge content to stick with what he's been dealt this season, or will he draw from the deck looking to upgrade?

All of this somehow relegates the Celtics-Lakers battle Thursday night at the Staples Center to a bit of an undercard. But, needless to say, a whirlwind 36 hours to come out here on the West Coast.

This week's 'bag is loaded with trade suggestions and personnel discussion (some of it answered before this House-Robinson trade gained steam).

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