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Trade Rumor: Clippers interested in Ray Allen

The Clippers have been looking for backcourt help ever since Chauncey Billups [1] went down with a season-ending Achilles injury, and they have their eye on Celtics [2]‘ guard Ray Allen [3], according to Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick [4]. However, as Amick points out:

“The price is likely too high, as Boston wants a package that includes a young talent and a draft pick.”

The best young player the Clippers have — besides Blake Griffin [5] and DeAndre Jordan, let’s be serious, folks — is second-year guard Eric Bledsoe, and he’s out with a knee injury. The Clips also don’t have a draft pick to offer because it already belongs to the Celtics, who acquired it in the Kendrick Perkins [6] trade.

There doesn’t appear to be a match here, but expect more chatter to follow Allen who is in the final year of a deal that pays him $10 million. His overall game has fallen off a bit, but Allen remains one of the best shooters in the league.