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Celtics scrambling to keep Allen?

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08:07 AM ET 07.06 | The market for Ray Allen may be drying up somewhat, but it's not as if his remaining choices -- likely between the Celtics and Miami Heat -- are awful. There also would be the sense that Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will stay around to finish the run they began in the summer of 2007. A source close to Allen indicated the Celtics are making a heavy push to get this done, attempting to answer his issues along the way. ... Miami won't be able to come near Allen's number. With just the $3 million so-called mini-mid-level exception to offer, the best the Heat could do is toss him a third year, which would make the overall package three years at $9 million, leaving them still $3 million shy of the C's.

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July 6, 2012  08:16 AM ET
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Please Ray................Please stay in Boston................

I think Ray Allen will stay in Boston. He is not a good fit in Miami because he want's playing time and is not going to get it in Miami. Hopefully, his ankle is better after surgery and he will be the Allen of old. I don't see him signing with anyone but the Celtics...just me.

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July 6, 2012  08:21 AM ET

I don't get having both Terry and Allen though.

July 6, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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I can see him going elsewhere .......But not miami- i cant see him doing that to kg/pp

The last report I heard was that he was down to Miami and Boston...what other team is he interested in? Good morning jgb.

July 6, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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I don't get having both Terry and Allen though.

Allen may begin the year as the starter if Avery isn't ready after his shoulder surgery.

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July 6, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Oh, i have no idea.....Maybe a mystery team pops up?But i would think it'd be boston 75% miami 20%, mystery team 5%

After Terry skipped off to Boston I thought the Mavs might make a play. They need players!!!

July 6, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Please come to Miami and win a ring with the King.

that was gift wrapped from the refs and stern himself...that playoffs run was almost unwatchable it was so fixed

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July 6, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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that was gift wrapped from the refs and stern himself...that playoffs run was almost unwatchable it was so fixed

a repeat of '06.

July 6, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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that was gift wrapped from the refs and stern himself...that playoffs run was almost unwatchable it was so fixed

It was what it was...can't change it now. I got over it. Life goes on. It sure looked fishy at times though.

July 6, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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I can see him going elsewhere .......But not miami- i cant see him doing that to kg/pp

That's the only reason I am thinking he won't go to Miami. He would have to be "cold blooded" to leave pp and kg for d wade and LBJ. With that said, Danny Ainge was shopping him to other teams this season so Ray might not be too concerned with loyalty since Ainge wasn't showing too much (even though he was absolutely right in shopping all of those guys in order to improve the team).

There will be plenty of playing time in Miami if Ray goes there. Battier was playing 40 mins a game during the playoffs. They will def be able to find time for Ray Ray. A lineup of Wade, Allen, Battier, LBJ and Bosh in crunch time would be nasty.

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July 6, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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That would be a slap in the face for the Cs if Ray signs w/ the Heatles. I can understand Nash because the Suns were getting weak but the Cs are still contending.

I agree. Good morning sir.

July 6, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Yeah i just dont think the mavs can risk taking on another old guy with injury issues, no reason at this point.i heard they are going to preserve their cap for next summer......What a waste of a franchise player.TWO of dirks prime remaining years will have been wasted

After what has happened this summer I don't think the fans or Dirk are going to buy into that nonsense again.

July 6, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Allen may begin the year as the starter if Avery isn't ready after his shoulder surgery.

Or, would it be Terry?

July 6, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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Yeah i just dont think the mavs can risk taking on another old guy with injury issues, no reason at this point.i heard they are going to preserve their cap for next summer......What a waste of a franchise player.TWO of dirks prime remaining years will have been wasted

Guess mark Cuban isn't the great businessFAN most of us thought.

 
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