Ray Allen left despite no-trade clause

Updated: October 26, 2012, 1:24 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

In the end, not even a no-trade clause could prevent Ray Allen from leaving Boston to join the Miami Heat via free agency.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told ESPNBoston.com on Thursday that in addition to offering Allen twice as much money (two years, $12 million) as Miami did (three years at about $3 million per) to stay in Boston, he also added a no-trade clause to the contract.

Ainge said he was aware of Allen's frustration at constantly being mentioned in ...

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