|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM|
Allen will undergo surgery this morning to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. He said after Game 7 in Miami on Saturday that going under the knife was his first priority. Rehab will follow, as Ray may likely look for a new team.I posted on this yesterday, and I said that the media has blown up Rondo,and Ray a bit too much. It's easy to use Rondo as to why Ray won't comeback. So odd to me that it comes up now. Why does this story come out after game seven? Like I said yesterday. The teams reported that are interested in Allen, have no cap space. Can Ray start on the Lakers? Kobe is the starting two guard there. Ray can't take on small forwards full time. and Kobe can't as well. So that move doesn't make sense. It may work with the Heat, but they don't have space, and I think Ray's role will be even smaller there, than if Ray signed back in Boston. The only team listed that makes sense to me would be the Bulls.
I think it's hard to judge Ray from the end of this season. I think after surgery will see the same Ray that sparked the Celtics early in the season. Ray was the top scoring option on the Celtics when the team was struggling in the early going. But I think if Ray wants to be stubborn than he can move on. Because Ray's role on the Celtics will be as 6th man, and not as a starter. Even if Jeff Green returns. Paul could move down to shooting guard. Bradley seems like he will get his starting job back once the season starts. Everyone thinks Ray will leave the Celtics, but Ray is 37, and his team is very comfortable here. I think that could be a deciding factor if the Celtics offer a decent amount of money. I want Ray back, but if he wants to look for greener pastures, than good luck Ray.