So there we were, having a nice little conversation with Chris Forsberg on last night's show… talking about Michael Finley taking all of Tony Allen's minutes… when a thought hit me.
He might be coming back.
The Celtics have about $63 million committed to 6 players next year. Which means they'll be well over the cap with a lot of holes to fill. Guess what that means?
The Celtics will be looking for a lot of cheap options to play roles on this team next year. A LOT of cheap options. Especially if they bring Ray Allen back at whatever price he gets (newsflash, it WON'T be the league minimum).
So Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine become viable options since they're (a) comfortable with the team and system and (b) not exactly in high demand around the rest of the league. We'll see about Shelden, but he fits into the same boat.
So if you liked what you saw this year from the Boston Celtics… you might LOOOOOOVE what next year brings.