The Boston Celtics attempted to trade shooting guard Ray Allen to the Indiana Pacers in exhange for forward Tyler Hansbrough and a first-round draft pick, according to NESN.com.
The deal was killed, according to reports, because Larry Bird — the Pacers’ president of basketball operations — thought the price was too high.
“Here’s the thing,” Bird said. “When Danny (Ainge) and I talked about trading for Ray, he wanted Tyler Hansbrough and a first-round pick. If that’s the value he’s putting on Ray Allen, he ain’t getting it. That tells me he’s in no hurry to trade him.”
The NBA trade deadline is March 15.