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Reports: Barbosa traded to Toronto, off Celtics’ radar

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.