Rumor has it that Ray felt disrespected by having to come off the bench behind Avery Bradley or perhaps he just thought the Celtics had exhausted their chances at winning one more NBA title.
Whatever the reason, the Celtics have moved on from Allen by fortifying their bench with a combination of rookies like Sullinger, Melo, and Joseph along with veterans like Lee, Green, and Barbosa. But the real key off-season acquisition was 3 point specialist Jason Terry from the Mavericks.
The 13 year NBA veteran and former NBA 6th Man of the Year(2009) certainly fits right in with the Celtics in terms of swagger, intensity, and focus while ranking among the NBA’s all time best 3 point shooters. Terry also has the ability to spell All-Star Rajon Rondo at the point in a pinch as Terry originally broke into the Association as a floor general with the Hawks.
I know it’s only the preseason, but could the Celtics be even better without Ray Allen? The Jet has already gone on record saying his mission is to “kill the Heat.” Sounds like fighting words………
Jason Terry Dropping 17 Straight 3′s:
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.