Source: Celtics willing to double (in terms of $) Heat offer to Ray Allen. Will give 2 years/$12 million. Heat can offer only $3 mill a yr
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2012
The Boston Celtics are clearly not as ready to move on from Ray Allen as we thought. There was mention of the effort in today’s dump, and now Chris Broussard, if he’s correct (and let’s face it, that can be a bit sketchy), has the Celtics willing to keep Allen in Boston for $6 million per year.
Personally, that’s a bit much for me if I were running the team… but luckily, I’m not running the team. And if the Celtics truly ARE willing to dip into the tax (I go into a little more detail here), then they can pay Ray a little more than any other good team can offer him and say they’ve made the proper effort to retain him.
I don’t know what Ray is thinking or what he wants. If he is true to his word and has accepted that he’s a bench specialist now, then we are in business. The Celtics have a problem with bench scoring and Ray is one guy who can provide that.