This trade also means that Ray Allen gets to remain a Celtic, though the team looked into a wide array of potentially big deals using the veteran guard’s expiring max contract as bait.
A team source said that the Cs looked into acquiring Phoenix forward Amar’e Stoudemire, for instance. Management also looked into possible trades for Utah’s Carlos Boozer, Miami’s Michael Beasley, Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala and Golden State’s Monta Ellis.
The team also came close to completing a trade with Washington for Caron Butler, before the forward was traded to Dallas.
I hope he gave everything he had into making one of those trades work out. The Celtics needed a change, and I’m not so sure Nate Robinson is what the doctor ordered.