Ray Allen Should Play Some Point Guard For Boston Celtics
Today, Allen was introduced to the Boston media … The veteran shooting-guard is happy to be with the green-and-white … But how about using Allen’s all-around game to plug the Celtics’ hole at point- guard? … Is young Rajon Rondo ready to run an NBA team full-time? … Click here for news and analysis …
ESPN reports on Ray Allen’s first press conference as a member of the Celtics:
Ray Allen was under the intense
media spotlight on Monday. Boston
Allen, a seven-time All-Star acquired from
last Thursday in a multiplayer trade, met with reporters at the team’s training facility, as did second-round draft choices Gabe Pruitt and Glen "Big Baby" Davis. Seattle
Allen, who played at
, said part of his job will be to make things easier for Paul Pierce on the court. The Celtics expect him to be ready for training camp. He had surgery April 7 to remove bone spurs on both ankles. Connecticut
The Celtics obtained Allen and the 35th pick from
for guards Delonte West and Wally Szczerbiak and forward Jeff Green of Seattle , who the Celtics had drafted with the fifth pick on Thursday night. Georgetown
The team might move. The new GM is young and unproven. There’s no head coach. And , the team’s second best player, is a free agent. This would be enough to weigh on anyone-let alone a future member of the basketball Hall of Fame.
The only thing there isn’t is the stiff competition of the Western Conference. No wonder the veteran’s ankles are feeling great.
Something else has been slept-on with this trade- Allen is an excellent point guard. In 2002-03, after being traded to the Sonics, Allen split the lead guard duties with Brent Barry. He played twenty-three games for
I’m from the
The more I think about this trade, the more I think
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