The rumor out of Dallas was that Boston has
discussed a deal with Golden State that would send Ray Allen, Kendrick
Perkins, and J.R. Giddens to the Warriors for Monta Ellis and Andris
The trade is cap friendly and it was just one of
the rumors floating around this past weekend. It was reported that
Boston has also reached out to Sacramento and Philadelphia as they
continue to shop Allen for younger talent.
Parting with Perkins would be tough since he's
capable of defending the big men in the East, something Biedrins could
struggle with. But in order to pry young talent away from teams, it's
going to take more than just Allen's expiring contract.
Keep an eye on Boston in these next few days.
While Danny Ainge denies any talks getting serious, it's clear the team
wants to move Allen and a deal could be brewing.
Golden State must be the one asking for Perkins, but there is no way Danny would include him in this package.
ESPN's Chad Ford calls the Celtics one of the top "buyers" in the trade market:
Celtics president Danny Ainge
has said it's "unlikely" that the Celtics pull off a deal before the
deadline. But numerous GMs around the league say Boston has been very
active in trying to make things happen.
To quote one general manager who spoke with Ainge in the last 48 hours, "I get the feeling Boston's getting desperate."