Many Boston Celtics fans are wondering why Danny Ainge hasn't tried to trade for Houston Rockets superstar James Harden, who is reportedly unhappy in Clutch City.

As it turns out, the Celtics actually did some research on a possible Harden trade and were told to stay away from the 2018 MVP, per Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

James Harden, who has led the NBA in scoring the past three seasons, is reportedly trying to get traded to the Brooklyn Nets so he can play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Celtics fans, though they love their core of Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, probably would have been on board with Ainge trading three of those guys for Harden, who is one of the best scorers in NBA history.

However, it appears it's not going to happen and Harden is either going to stay with the Rockets or get traded to the Nets or Philadelphia 76ers.

Besides signing Tatum to a lucrative rookie-scale extension, the Celtics also have to figure out what they are going to do with Hayward. If the small forward picks up his $34.2 million player option, the franchise has to decide if it makes sense to keep him on the team or trade him since there are rumblings going around the league that Hayward is upset with his role in Boston.

If Hayward declines his option and becomes a free agent, Ainge and Co. must figure out a way to orchestrate a sign-and-trade deal so Boston doesn't lose Hayward and not get anything in return.