Originally written on State Of The Celtics  |  Last updated 3/6/12

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Danny Ainge will listen to offers for anyone. That doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to trade anyone and everyone for the sake of making a move, but if someone approaches him with a deal that he feels will make the Celtics a better basketball team then he's going to discuss it. That's the job of a general manager.

In regards to Ray Allen, it comes as no surprise that teams are calling about his availability. Yes, he's 36 years old, but Allen might be the most well-maintained 36-year-old in the history of 36-year-olds. He's still lethal from long range and though he may not get open as much as he once did, he's still a nuisance to chase around the floor for 35 minutes a game. More importantly on the business side of things, Allen's $10 million contract is probably the easiest to move out of any of the Big Four and it expires after the season.

I still don't think that the Celtics will move Allen by the deadline, mostly because I don't think they'll get an enticing-enough offer by then. Ainge probably wouldn't think twice about moving him if the right package were to fall in his lap, but I doubt that any contender would dare give up anything substantial for a 36-year-old shooting guard who would play there for no longer than three months.
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