is legitimately interested in Martin, but that scenario doesn't look
likely to go anywhere at the moment. A source close to the Celtics said they have not spoken to the Kings, but the two teams will likely talk soon.
If the Kings were to accept a deal giving them Ray Allen and sending the Celtics Martin and Andres Nocioni,
the deal could very well get done. I don't see Petrie doing that,
however. That move would free up approximately $17 million off the
Kings' cap this summer and free up Martin's money that runs through
2013 and Nocioni's through 2012. It doesn't bring back talent beyond
this season, obviously, as Allen's contract is expiring.
Despite the Kings' hopes of landing an impact big man, don't expect Celtics GM Danny Ainge to give up center Kendrick Perkins (or point guard Rajon Rondo, for that matter, if I even needed to verbalize that part).
(h/t Celtics Fanatic)