Danny Ainge is known as an active player in just about any trade market, but this week the Celtics president of basketball operations’ fondness for kicking tires has accelerated as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches.

Yesterday’s hot rumor involved a Yahoo! report that had Ainge discussing a swap of Kevin Garnett and the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe.

Garnett, who would have to give permission to be included in any deal, said yesterday he will not waive his trade clause.

“No. Why would I come back to help this team go further, only to be set up to have change?” he said. “That’s just from me, though. No, if it was up to me, I would live and die green, all day.”

Garnett also said he has not been approached by Celtics management about potential deals.

“I’m not aware of when Danny talks to teams,” he said, sounding puzzled by the sudden proliferation of trade talk. “Trying to see what you’re trying to get at. Do I need to call Danny right now? If my name’s out there, it’s not the first time, right?