Caron Butler is going to be traded to the Dallas Mavericks, according to Y! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. However, Wojnarowksi also reported that the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards will continue trade talks involving Antawn Jamison.
Wojnarowksi recently tweeted:
“WojYahooNBA: Wizards near completion of trade that sends Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas for Josh Howard and one other player, source says.”
The only thing delaying the trade?:
“WojYahooNBA: The Wiz and Mavs still discussing whether Quinton Ross or Tim Thomas will go to Washington with Howard, league sources say.”
My consolation after envisioning Butler and Jamison running up and down the parque floor in Celtics’ green? Jamison is still a possibility:
WojYahooNBA: Butler is going to Dallas but Wiz and Celts will continue to discuss a scaled down deal for Jamison, source says. Boston still interested.
Update: Wojnarowski spoke to 98.5 The Sports Hub about the Celtics actively shopping Ray Allen. (Via the Globe)
This is how it goes. I break a story on the Celtics, Danny denies it and then everybody finds out it’s accurate. It’s also been confirmed by some other people out there. The story’s 100 percent accurate. They’ve talked. Danny’s thing was you can go back and perhaps talk to ownership or bring it to them, or that’s just what he said. But they’ve talked, names have been exchanged and it’s exactly how I portrayed it. I didn’t say it was imminent. I didn’t say it was about to happen. It’s exactly what happens this time of year, which is a trade discussion. Last week or 10 days ago when I said they’re shopping Ray Allen, and they said, ‘No, we’re not.’ Well, guess what? They’re shopping Ray Allen. This idea that they’re taking calls on Ray, it’s not accurate. Every GM in the league will tell you, they’re actively looking.”