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Don't expect sign-and-trade between Celtics and Miami

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  July 8, 2012 02:54 PM

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WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Now that the Celtics have lost Ray Allen as a free agent to the Miami Heat, there becomes a possibility that would allow the Celtics to get something in return for their loss.

The club could potentially work out a sign-and-trade deal with the Heat, meaning they would sign Allen to potentially a three-year $18 million deal and then trade him to Miami for perhaps a player or draft picks, allowing Allen to earn more money and the Celtics to get a player back.

According to Celtics coach Doc Rivers, that is not likely to happen.

"I doubt it," Rivers said. "I don't know if they have anything to give us. I doubt it. I mean if they want to give us (Dwyane) Wade, then yeah."

In other free agent news, Mike Naiditch, the agent for Greg Stiemsma, said his client did not receive a $3 million offer sheet, as had been reported. He was scheduled to meet with Minnesota again today, but no offer has been made.

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