In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Fierce I'm good with the proposed trade, though I'm guessing Ainge is focused on trying to get Cousins right now (without giving too much away).
I have a hard time imagining that Green could be perceived as an asset right now though. He's underperforming a not-small, long term contract.
I like the trade for the Celts but I'd have to think the Knicks would at least want Bradley and I don't think you can trade Bradley in an Amare deal and feel good about it.
But yeah, they would take those three guys you proposed for Amare we would have to do it.
One thing I am confident in is that Ainge is working the phones and I expect that to heat up even more as more teams realize they are out of it.
While the Knicks won't be out of it whatsoever I could see in a few weeks them being more willing to move Amare assuming he doesn't fit in well with the revamped roster...
The Knicks don't have leverage. They are one of the big market teams on pace to be penalized by the repeater tax in 2015.
Actually the Knicks don't need talent anymore. They can even afford to send Bass, Lee, and Green to other teams in need of bench help.
The only reason why Amare is available is because the Knicks want to get rid of his contract. Now that the Knicks are playing so well without him, I find it hard to believe the Knicks would keep a bench player who will be paid 20m per season.
If money is not an issue for the Knicks then Jeremy Lin would still be a Knick right now.