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Old 04-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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Default Ray Allen was almost traded to Grizzlies in March

As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour a month ago, league sources say the call Ray Allen long feared had come: Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was on the line, telling him he had been traded. Allen had been sent to the Memphis Grizzlies for a package including O.J. Mayo and a draft pick, and the Celtics' Big Three had come to a most brusque ending.
For 20 minutes or so, Allen had to process the information. They traded me to Memphis? And yet, as the disappointment dissolved to anger, Rivers returned with a messengerís nightmare: Never mind. The deal fell apart. Take a deep breath and letís go back to work again.

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