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.”