Danny Ainge: Trade request untrue

Updated: January 17, 2013, 6:16 PM ET
By Greg Payne | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied rumors that guard Leandro Barbosa requested to be traded during his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio WEEI on Thursday.

A report from ESPN Brazil surfaced on Thursday, quoting Barbosa as saying he tried "several times" to request a trade, but that Ainge refused because he likes Barbosa's game.

Because of Boston's depth at both guard positions, playing time has been hard to come by for Barbosa, who's ...

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