Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Boston Celtics are discussing a huge trade with Washington. Ray Allen, Brian Scalabrine and J.R. Giddens would go to the Wizards for Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. No deal is close at the moment, but the two sides are expected to keep talking at the all-star break this weekend.
Yahoo Sports is also reporting the Butler is being discussed as part of a separate trade with the Dallas Mavericks for a package of players, including Josh Howard.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is downplaying rumors that Ray Allen is heading to Washington. He tells the Boston Globe “I have had conversations with a lot of teams but those have never been discussed. There are a lot of things I would like to do but I don’t feel a need to do something.”