Despite helping win banner 17 and being a key factor in the success of the Celtics from 2007-2012, Ray Allen left a sour taste in the mouth of the majority of Celtics fans when he departed for the Heat. Despite being retired for the past two seasons, Ray Allen has expressed interest this past week in making an NBA comeback and the Celtics are on his short list. He said he wants to either go to The Celtics and Bucks, both teams with a lot of young talent and try and contribute to the team on the court and help with player development and jump shooting. Three point shooting in particular is an area where the Celtics have struggled in recent years and having Ray Allen playing for the team as well as helping the other players with their shots could be a huge bonus. Ray Allen could help guys like Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier Avery Bradley and others get their act together in regards to shooting. I also think even at 41 Ray Allen could still do some damage to an opposing defense offensively in a very limited type of role. So my response to this rumor is: hey why not? If you pay the Veterans Minimum for a guy who can help you offensively in an area that the team needs help and develop other players into better shooters, why not take a flyer on Ray Allen? I also think it would be a nice thing to see a guy who the fans loved when he played on the team be able to redeem himself and retire a Celtic.
By Spencer Roush