Ray Allen was tired of having his name in trade rumors. He wants you to know how many times he's had his name involved in rumors. Here's the latest.
As for the constant uncertainty regarding trades, Allen said, talks began within months of his arrival in Boston. According to Allen, during that 2007-08 season, which resulted in a championship for the Celtics, Boston discussed a swap of Allen for Tracy McGrady. "I got word of it through back channels," Allen said. Two years later, he said, he got word that both he and Eddie House were on the block. House was the one to go, to the New York Knicks for Nate Robinson. There was the aforementioned dalliance with Phoenix in 2009, and then last season, Allen was nearly traded to Memphis for O.J. Mayo.
The McGrady one is new to me. I think I remember his name being brought up around the time that House got dealt, but I don't think it ever got serious.