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Reports: Barbosa traded to Toronto, off Celtics’ radar

Posted By Sam Dykstra On July 12, 2010 @ 9:18 am In General | 1 Comment

The Celtics [1] will have to look elsewhere as they try to reload their bench for another run at the NBA finals [2] next seasons after multiple reports have Suns guard Leandro Barbosa [3] being traded to the Raptors as part of a three-player deal that would send swingman Hedo Turkoglu [4] to Phoenix. Barbosa had been rumored as a potential trade target for the C’s this offseason [5], but that appears to be off the table now.┬áBarbosa averaged 9.5 points as a backup last season and could have replaced the recently departed Tony Allen [6] as the first guard off the Boston bench. Instead, the Celtics will now need to lure in other trade partners to fill that role, using the not-yet-retired Rasheed Wallace [7]‘s contract as bait.

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[1] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] NBA finals: http://media.weei.com/basketball/nba-finals.htm

[3] Leandro Barbosa: http://media.weei.com/basketball/leandro-barbosa.htm

[4] Hedo Turkoglu: http://media.weei.com/basketball/hedo-turkoglu.htm

[5] Barbosa had been rumored as a potential trade target for the C’s this offseason: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/07/04/report-celtics-eye-barbosa-fernandez/

[6] Tony Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tony-allen.htm

[7] Rasheed Wallace: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rasheed-wallace.htm

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