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Celtics almost traded Ray Allen

Updated: April 18, 2012, 8:15 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers confirmed that the team nearly traded Ray Allen at last month's deadline, dubbing it a "scary moment," but suggesting it's in the rearview mirror for the player and team.

Earlier Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reported the Celtics were close to a deal that would have sent Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for a package that included O.J. Mayo and a draft pick.

The report indicated Rivers even called Allen to alert him to the trade -- Rivers ...

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