NBA Free Agency: Ray Allen to the Miami Heat Won’t Cripple the Boston Celtics

July 7th, 2012 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
Jesus Shuttleworth has been replaced by Judas Shuttleworth in Boston.

News broke Friday night that Boston Celtics free agent Ray Allen had decided to take his talents to South Beach, despite the fact that the Celtics could offer Allen roughly twice as much money per season.

Naturally, the reaction out of Boston wasn't exactly positive.

Who could blame them? Allen, one of the Celtics' Big Three since the 2007-08 season, decided to break up the band and join the Celtics' most hated rivals from the past few years.

Now, the reigning NBA champions just added the best three-point shooter in NBA history.

The "rich get richer," as the Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley tweeted Friday night.

Before Bostonians go and burn down the Casa de Allen, they should realize that their team isn't all that much weaker without Allen on the roster, thanks to the other moves they've made this offseason.

For starters, bringing Kevin Garnett back on a three-year, $34 million deal gives the Celtics their defensive backbone again. Without KG, there's a strong chance the Celtics would have been forced to move into full-on rebuild mode, ...

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