File this under the “Hot Rumor’’ category. Ray Allen’s contract is up at the end of the season and Celtics president Danny Ainge reports
that no serious talks have taken place regarding an extension. But
there is considerable chatter in Wellesley, where Allen lives, that his
teenage daughter may move in with him. Tierra Allen has
lived with her mother in South Carolina and plays volleyball and
basketball in high school. She would be a junior at Wellesley High (and
why would she come if dad wasn’t planning on playing beyond this year?
Just an observation). Needless to say, the Wellesley basketball
community is watching all this with great interest. With volleyball
starting this week, one would think something has to break pretty soon.
Peter May might be on to something here. Why would Ray uproot his daughter – for just one year?
We've already made the case – financial and otherwise – for Ray Allen to sign an extension with the Celtics.
Ray doesn't seem like the type of player who would seek out the most money for what could be his last contract.