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Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:16 pm
Edited on: January 4, 2012 1:26 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Ray Allen is 36 years old. And he wants a new, multiple year contract.

Guess what though: It's not so crazy. Because last season at 35, he had maybe the best year of his career, finishing hitting 49.1 percent from 3. This year, he's off to an even better start averaging 20 points a game on 61.1 percent from deep. This is the final year of an extension he signed with Boston two years ago and he wants a new one. Via Fox Sports Florida:

Allen will be a free agent next summer. When asked if he wants to re-sign with the Celtics, he offered a quick, “Yeah.” Does he think he can get another multi-year deal from them at 37?

“Yeah,” said Allen, in the second-year of a two-year, $20 million contract. “That’s what I want.”

Obviously Allen likes his situation with the Celtics, but Boston will have to decide if it wants to commit once again to Paul Pierce, Allen and Kevin Garnett. Or do the Celtics want to start the process of tearing down the wall and rebuilding it. It's not necessarily a matter of Allen's production because the guy is still killing it at 36 and probably could do it at 46. It's just a matter of the direction of the Celtics, especially with them wanting to be players in the 2012 free agency market.

He wants to continue playing and whether it's with Boston or someone else, someone is going to pay him. Having a shooter of that caliber is always a good thing. And even if that's what Allen is as he gets older is a guy that plays for 10 minutes and shoots three open 3s, he has value to someone.

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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 6:57 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

No such thing as loyalty.  Teams and owners show loyalty by paying the players a salary each year for the work they do.  No business that hopes to be successful should EVER pay someone for work they already did (and already paid at that).  

Showing loyalty (if paying twice for past production is loyalty) can only hold a team and organization hostage and in limbo...caught between competing and rebuilding.  If the scouts and brass think Ray is worth keeping around and can continue to be a starter for a few more years, then by all means pay him...pay him relative to his age (less than now).  DO NOT pay the man for several more years because he helped you win a title 3 years ago. 




Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:08 am
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

Dejabrewer, nice attempt to dice up my post, but I'm still confused that you took my factual statement of "last year was the last year that would have been a reality", and called that a "prediction".  It wasn't a prediction, it's history.  Last year was that one last shot for this team, and they failed miserably getting hammered easily by the Heat, and they only got older.  Only a fool would think they can win now, so this is basically a wasted season.  They should have just let the hammer drop now so they don't delay their rebuilding.  Enjoy your 1st or 2nd round exit from the playoffs this year, and then maybe you will see the playoffs again in 10 years.  

Also, you have a fuzzy memory, they did not hold up okay last year.  They started out of the gate blazing, and by the time the playoffs were nearing, they had virtually nothing left in the tank.  Extremely predictable as is what will happen to them this season.  



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:00 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

Ray Allen is the surest bet of the big 3 to remain healthy. Garnett is getting old and Pierce is always dealing with some kind of ailment. Those aren't knocks on KG or PP, they are just getting old. Allen, though, doesn't seem to be affected by time.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:19 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston


The Celtics should sign Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to 3-4 year contracts at around or about their current salaries. These three were responsible for the resurgence of the Celtics. The organization should show a little loyalty to these players.

I hope these players get what is coming to them and a long term contract with the Celtics, especially Paul Pierce.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION “





Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:16 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston


The Celtics should sign Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to 3-4 year contracts at around or about their current salaries. These three were responsible for the resurgence of the Celtics. The organization should show a little loyalty to these players.

I hope these players get what is coming to them and a long term contract with the Celtics, especially Paul Pierce.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION “





Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

Let's re-address this after this rigorous season when you'll get a chance to really see what kinda shape he's in! Can't stop father time in those knees!!



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 4:46 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

His current contract was at 2 yrs/$20 million total.  If his extension is say 2yrs at $14 - $16 million (about 7 or 8 per season) then that makes some sense given the built in degradation of his age.  Yes he is in great shape, but it is great shape for a mid 30s person and no matter how well you train that quick-twitch speed is slowly eroding.  In two more years, even with terrific stamina, Ray will not be able to play D on quick SGs (lots of help defense) and will have more difficulty running around picks and getting that extra .3 seconds he needs to get the shot off...more and more will be getting tipped or he'll be forced to pass, mitigating his one true great weapon.

I hope they resign him personally, but not at 2/20 again.  I would be okay with 2years at 7 millin each and a team or mutual option year at $5 million.  Not sure if Ray wants more than that, but anything higher or longer, without some affordable "out" clause for the team is too risky.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 4:31 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

Ray Ray is worth his weight in gold.  As long as he stays in shape and is productive, give him what he has done and will continue to do.  He is still deft and an assassin from down town.  I can very well see him eventually coming off with the 2nd unit as a specialist "draining" 3's and so on. 

It's going to be a difficult decison for Boston to be able to keep the "Big 3".  It can be done and I guess we will see later this summer.



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:31 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

Ray Allen is worth every penny of the $10M he makes. What people forget is that he has a mild case of OCD, so he keeps in phenomenal shape. He's the one the celtics stick on Kobe Bryant and can run the floor with him the entire game.

He would make good money on any team in the league, but I think at this point in his career he only wants to play for a contender.

Ray Allen to Miami never would happen, but I believe the NY Knicks would probably need and want his services the most. Would have to play near the vet minimum to join them though.





Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:27 pm
 

Ray Allen wants multiple year deal with Boston

@Bizona, well if we must ok:

I'm amazed at how fresh his legs are, Ray is a top professional and stays in great shape year round. He has always been "ready-to-play" shape! Year after year Ray has started out of the blocks blazing. It's the finish that reallt matters though.

but I still don't see anything more than  2 year deal, Wow! A real edgie prediction.

and Boston would be dumb to be the ones to re-sign him. Only a Lakfer fan would say that.

KG/Ray/Pierce are all past their primes, Genius I tell ya! Genius! Dude, KG and Ray were "past" their primes before they were on the Celtics!

and since the only reason you would hold those 3 together is for hopes of a title run, Duh! Really?

last year was the last year that would have been a reality, Wow! Another bold prediction like

 they can't hold up for a regular season and then have anything left for the playoffs. Last season they held up ok and got them real close to another finals. Only Ainge and his crazy trade of Perkins and the terrible bench,  they would have been in the finals. The Big 3 held up just fine compared to any teams Big 3 and they will again this year.

 



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