NBA Free Agents 2010: Ray Allen Needs a Return Trip To the Milwaukee Bucks

June 21st, 2010 by Jesse Motiff Leave a reply »
When fans of the Milwaukee Bucks voted on the 40th Anniversary Team in 2008, Ray Allen finished third in balloting, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. That's high praise for a player that played for only one team that won more than 42 games in a season.

Before he was a part of the "Big Three" in Boston, Allen was part of the famed "Big Three" in Milwaukee, along with Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell. The trio's greatest success for the Bucks came in 2001 when they led the team to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Allen just had a terrible NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, shooting 36% from the field. He scored just 14.5 points a game, down five points from his career playoff average. After making eight three-point shots in Game 2, he made only four shots from beyond the arc the rest of the series.

To say Allen had a nightmare of a series is being generous. He now faces an uncertain future as he enters free agency, as he'll turn 35-years-old before the start of next season. He has said he'd like to return to the Celtics, but they are in need of a youth movement, and Allen may be a casualty of ...

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