Sunday , Mar , 25 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics’ Allen out for remainder of season

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen will miss
the rest of the season with bone spurs in his left ankle.

Allen, the NBA’s eighth-leading scorer (26.4 ppg), will require surgery but a
specific date has yet to be determined.

“It makes sense for Ray to go forward and have the surgery,” Sonics general
manager Rick Sund said. “He’s been playing with pain for some time now, and
all parties involved agree that this is what is best for Ray in the long run.”

The 11-year veteran has appeared in 55 games this season for Seattle,
averaging 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest and notched a career-high
54 points against Utah on January 12.

Allen, the fifth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by Minnesota, was acquired
by the Sonics from Milwaukee on February 20, 2003.