Ainge discusses Barbosa, Oden

January, 17, 2013
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AINGE: BARBOSA HAS NOT REQUESTED TRADE  

Fernando Medina/Getty ImagesLeandro Barbosa at work for the Celtics.
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 averaging just 10.7 minutes per game this season and has played five or fewer minutes in four of Boston's past five games.

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C'S 'MONITORING' OFT-INJURED ODEN  

Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty ImagesGreg Oden at work for the Trail Blazers.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge confirmed Thursday during his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio WEEI that the team is "monitoring" former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, but haven't made an attempt to sign the 7-footer.

A report from CBS Sports on Thursday listed the Celtics as one of several teams interested in Oden, a 24-year-old who's already undergone three microfracture surgeries during his NBA career.

"Yeah, so we're monitoring Greg, like all the NBA teams are, but we have not attempted to sign him," Ainge said Thursday. "But we are monitoring him and having (conversations) with his people just to see where he's at."

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