Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm  |  5 responses

Tony Allen Wants To Remain In Boston

One of the lesser talked about players in the free agent class of 2010 is Tony Allen. Not a starter let alone a superstar, Allen’s the lesser of the two free agent Allens (Ray) on his own team. He is a gritty defender, though, and a fills a role that many teams need filled. So where does he hope to play next year?

According to FanHouse, he hopes to remain a Celtic. “‘I want to be here,’ said the reserve guard said who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. ‘This is definitely where I want to be. Hands down … My first negotiations are definitely going to be with the Celtics.’ Talk about not playing hard to get, and not exactly using hardball tactics when it comes to getting a raise on the $2.5 million he’s making this season. Then again, Allen certainly isn’t hurting his cause lately of getting a return engagement with the Celtics. Allen is averaging a modest 4.0 points in 16.8 minutes during the Finals against the Lakers, with Sunday’s Game 5 being Boston’s home finale before the series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 6 and Game 7, if necessary.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    he has done well with the Celtics, but is it me, or does anyone else cringe when he comes down after a huge dunk? Can he still have a long career after that devastating injury 3 years ago?

  • MikeC.

    I hear you on the cringe man. I throw up in my mouth a little bit every time I see Shaun Livingston plant his left foot. Blurg.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    i’d say no to your last question, Gerard, but it seems he’s recovered nicely. TA’s still got hops.

  • nastierthanu

    No doubt about the bounce but he should let his agent worry about that ish he needs to spend every waking hour putting up jumpers.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance

    Unfortunately I think its too late for him to do anything with that jumper. its his mechanics and you don’t switch up your shooting form in your late 20s.