Report: Ray Allen Offered to Pacers for Tyler Hansbrough, First-Round Draft Pick

Report: Ray Allen Offered to Pacers for Tyler Hansbrough, First-Round Draft PickThe NBA's March 15 trade deadline is looming, and any deal involving The Big Three would certainly be a huge move for the Celtics.

While there's been a number of rumors recently, Ray Allen appears to be the guy who a lot of teams covet, although the Indiana Pacers are among the teams driven away by the veteran guard's price tag.

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge offered Allen to the Pacers for Tyler Hansbrough and a first-round draft pick, but Indiana's president of basketball operations Larry Bird thought the price was too high, according to ESPN.

"Here's the thing," Bird said. "When Danny [Ainge] and I talked about trading for Ray, he wanted Tyler Hansbrough and a first-round pick. If that's the value he's putting on Ray Allen, he ain't getting it. That tells me he's in no hurry to trade him."

The Celtics are about to enter an eight-game road trip, and these sorts of rumors might not bode well for team chemistry in tough stretches. We'll see if there's any impact, but expect the speculation to continue for the next week.

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