NBA Free Agency Watch: The Top Three Destinations for Ray Allen

May 15th, 2010 by Dr. Trade Leave a reply »
Much has been made about Rajon Rondo's dominating stat-lines and Kevin Garnett's domination of Antawn Jamison, but Ray Allen's big-time shooting played just as big a role in the Celtics' dethroning of King James. 

While Allen had a relatively quiet Game 6 against Cleveland, the stat splits reveal that he's easily had his best outings all season when facing the Cavs.  He knocked down open jumpers every time the Cleveland defense got off balance...which turned out to be an awful lot.

Allen certainly won’t be the most chic pick on the free agent list this year.  Yet, while you couldn't even consider him a "second tier" player, like a Rudy Gay or Carlos Boozer,  Allen has still lined himself up for another decent paycheck and possibly another starting gig somewhere.

Allen is not quite to the point where he's an absolute defensive liability, but that day is fast approaching, as it has for all great shooters.  Allen's minutes, points per game, and shooting percentage have also been in decline since he arrived in Boston three seasons ago.

Yet, the man can still flat out shoot the ball. 

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