I don't know. Maybe inside sources are saying that STAT would be a bad fit within the Celtics culture and system. That's the only real thing I can think of because Sheed is really not making an impact and KG seems like he's always playing 70-80% at full capacity.
Not really. Ray is most likely gone either way at years end. Then they will have nothing at all to show for Amare. I will agree Hickson is not great player and has a lot to prove. BUt at least there is potential there and he will be there more than just the rest of the year.
For this year, Ray is better than those 2. But you cant always look at the short term. Especially when you are dealing an all-star in Amare
If the Cs got STAT they could just glue Sheed to the bench, PT problem solved. Plus (unfortunately) it would do KG some good to play less. IMO Ainge probably just can't put together a package that PHX would want. As perimeter as the Suns are they probably wouldn't want Ray Allen, Paul Pierce is the sacred cow, and KG in spite of his knee injury is practically "sacred cow" himself. STAT has 5-8 more years of All-NBA-caliber PF in him, let's not get it confused, he has very high value. Ray Allen and a high pick would make some sunse for the Suns, but a 30-game Ray Allen rental with nothing else would be pointless.
Of course, Ainge normally strikes when you're expecting nothing to happen, so who knows? The unpredictable nature of it all is why I'm almost never interested in rumors.