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Report: Celtics-Hawks talks were ‘purely exploratory’

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via twitter [1]) said that while the Hawks and Celtics [2] had discussed the possibility of a deal, such conversations remained preliminary.

Tweeted Wojnarowski: Atlanta did express an interest to Boston about Ray Allen [3] or Kevin Garnett [4], but purely exploratory conversations, sources said.

Wojnarowski’s report comes one day after another rumor suggested [5] that the Celtics were interested in acquiring forward Josh Smith from the Hawks while dangling Kevin Garnett.