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Ray Allen exercises option

Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:50 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 3:53 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Celtics guard Ray Allen exercised his player option for 2011-12 today, the team announced. The option is for $10 million.

Allen, 35, just completed his 14th NBA season and shot a career-high 44 percent from 3. He averaged 16.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Celtics, who were eliminated by the Heat in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Allen became the NBA's all-time leading 3-point shooter, breaking Reggie Miller's mark this past season as well. Allen is currently ranked as the 24th highest scorer in NBA history with 22,286 career points.

It was an obvious thing to do for Allen as he wants to stay on a contender and he's unlikely to find a new contract with a team worth that amount. Also, with all the lockout talk, Allen didn't want to be hanging in limbo trying to sort out a new deal with potentially new rules. It really was a no-brainer for him to exercise his option.

The question is though, what happens after this year? Allen seems ready to play well into his late 30s, but it's a possibility this could be his last season in Boston. Someone will pay him to stand outside and shoot 3s because he's still the best in the game at it. But will it be the Celtics?
Category: NBA

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:56 pm

Ray Allen exercises option

Ray Allen and KG would do well do both come to BOBCATS after next season and help out the hometown fans of Charlotte.  Maybe if MJ can convince CP3 to come back the Bobcats can fight ChicagoMiamiNYC for one of the top 4 seeds.  It would make for great NBA basketball even moreso.

That is if the Celtics can get out of the WEST.  LOL

Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:00 pm

Ray Allen exercises option

Eastern Conference semifinals Royce

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