If this is indeed Ray Allen's last year with the Celtics… it won't be because he chose to leave. He's looking to stay.
asked whether he would like to play more years in Boston. “My job
doesn’t change. I gotta go out and do the same things. We get paid to
play basketball. We’re all in a great situation so we can’t look past
The rules say a player must play for a team for three years before the team holds his Bird rights. So I'm going to guess we won't hear a peep about an extension until this season ends. It's nice to hear that he wants to stick around. I'd like to see him stick around too. I think he's got plenty left. The negotiations might get interesting… but I think Ray is digging it here in Boston. I think the idea of moving again might not be very appealing. As long as both sides play fair, we could see some kind of two-year deal with a third year team option.