Danny Ainge, Ray Allen Discuss Trade Talk

by February 04, 2010
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The Celtics’ GM had a pow-wow with the star guard about all the trade chatter involving Ray-Ray of late: “Celtics GM Danny Ainge gave a mini ‘State of the Celtics’ address yesterday on ‘The Big Show’, clearing the air about several hot topics, including whether he had initiated trade talks about Ray Allen. He said he hadn’t made any phone calls about Allen. He also didn’t rule out the possibility. He said that a trade involving Allen was unlikely. Ainge said he met with Allen to talk about all the murmurs. The way Allen tells it, he was with his wife and kids when Ainge called him into the practice facility to talk. ‘We just talked about all the things,’ Allen said. ‘I don’t really watch a whole lot of TV and read the newspaper. It’s just other people on the outside talking about me being traded and going different places. Everybody’s like, ‘Are you going somewhere?’ I was like, ‘It’s out of my control. It’s nothing I even worry about.’ It’s even tougher because other people bring it to me and they have to deal with it.”‘