Ray Allen’s Last Games as a Celtic?

by June 13, 2010

There are reports coming out of Boston that Ray Allen’s time in Boston may be coming to an end. According to the New York Daily News:

The latest buzz has Ray Allen looking to bolt the Celtics when he becomes free on July 1 to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami…

Sources close to the Celtics’ veteran shooting guard say that he’s not exactly thrilled that Rajon Rondo is playing a more prominent role in the offense, and is looking at Miami as a potential destination. Bosh has long been rumored to be leaving Toronto to go to the Heat, which intends to re-sign Wade and has enough cap space to land Bosh with a maximum-salary deal.

From the Celtics’ standpoint, they’d like to keep Allen, although he’s looked every bit his age (he’ll be 35 in July) during the Finals. When asked about Boston’s “window of opportunity” closing for good in this title run, Rivers said, “I don’t think it is. I think Kevin (Garnett) is going to be better next year, a year away from surgery. Hopefully, we sign Ray back – I think I can say that. If not, I just got fined.”

Allen has struggled mightily since his record breaking performance in Game 2, but if he breaks out of his funk in time to secure another title for the Celtic faithful, it will be hard to imagine him in another uniform next season.