Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/19/12
Telling a player he has been traded, only to call back a short time later to tell him he actually has not been traded after all, could be described a number of ways. Awkward. Uncomfortable. Possibly volatile. Doc Rivers had another word to describe a report that Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were nearly traded away in March, which Rivers confirmed prior to Wednesday's game against the Magic. That word was "scary." "If you lose Ray Allen, that's a scary moment," Rivers said. "He's pretty good." Rivers downplayed the impact of the report, noting that it happened more than a...

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