|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 10, 2013 at 5:10 AM|
I get the argument that Danny tried to trade Allen more than a few times. With the deal to Memphis being 98% finalzied during the 2011-12 season. If you think of that we probably shouldn't be upset with Ray. To be honest, I'm still upset with Ray, and it will take a few more years to let go, and I don't even know how I feel about that.
"For them to be so upset with me is disappointing because of how everything happened,” said Allen. “That banner in 2008 is still going to be there, and we’re still going to be tied to it.”
Those guys feel betrayed. They took it personal. They felt like they had something, and Ray didn't feel the exact same way. What gets me each time is the no trade clause that Danny offered Ray. I bet you the old "Big Three" would have been rolled out there this season if Ray stayed.
"Look, I have a feeling they were in the same predicament I was in this summer,” said Allen. “Even with Doc (Rivers), he had to make a decision that was best for himself. I was in the same situation. I’m happy they were put into the same situation as I was. Anytime you get traded there’s no telling where you could end up. They’re in a situation now where they can contend. Kevin had to make that decision, and that was the predicament I was in.”
“It’s what we deal with in sports,” added Allen. “Guys get traded, injuries happen. Teams try to bridge the gap from one generation of players to the next. Players have a very short-lived career. We came, had a great five years and the team decided to move on.”
The team didn't decide to move on when you were around Ray. I feel that Ray was the one who helped push Ainge into building this current roster. I felt like he was going to ride the "Big Three" out. Even Rondo's injury played into I'm sure. When the trade happenend over the summer. I was upset, and sad that Paul wouldn't retire a Celtic, but I think the deal was for the best.
I'm sure Danny will get these three guys together once their all retired. Will see..