Celtics Morning Joe: Austin Rivers "I actually think both teams benefited (from Ray Allen signing with the Heat"
|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 20, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
“As funny as it sounds, I actually think both teams benefited (from Ray Allen signing with the Heat),” Austin Rivers said. “I think the Heat got a lot better obviously, because now the floor is spaced with Ray Allen.
“And I think the Celtics got better, because first off it was disappointing to (see him) leave because he was a part of that whole buildup to the Celtics again, but now you have a better defender in Courtney Lee, who is a great on the ball defender and someone who is going to add to the great defense the Celtics play already. And then you have Jason Terry, who is instant offense, something the Celtics need when you have older players like KG and Paul Pierce that get hurt. So when you have guys that are going to be inconsistent, not due to how good they are but how old they are, and the fatigue of a long season, you have guys who can come in and give you instant offense.”
I agree with little Rivers, but I think the Celtics got the overall better deal. I think their could be a huge chance that Ray gets lost in Miami. They have Mike Miller, Rashard Lewis, Batter, and Allen. Lee's role will be bigger with the Celtics, and it gives Rondo a player that fits his game better than Allen's has for the past couple of seasons. Of course they have to prove it on the court, but the stage will be set soon enough. Allen is 37 coming off of an ankle injury, and that's his bread and butter. And we can't forget about Terry being better than Allen at this stage in their careers.
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