Another day, another Ray Allen story. Sigh.
This time Ray-Ray sat down and with Jackie Mac and dished about the deterioration of his relationships with both Doc and Rondo, among other Celtic related items.
Some takeaways, with Allen's quotes from the article:
- Allen is absolutely delusional when it comes to how much talent remains in his now 37 year old body.
I don't know why they [stopped using me] as much. It's hard to say.
And as the years went by, there was less and less for me. Why? That's a question you'd have to ask Doc.
Ray I'll give you a hint about why the Celtics stopped using you as much, BECAUSE YOU TURNED 34, AND THEN 35, AND THEN 36 YEARS OLD. Apologies for the caps lock anger but damn it the point needs to be made. As phenomenal of shape as Allen kept in throughout his tenure here, there is no doubt that his production slipped a bit from '08 to '12. His per 36 scoring numbers dipped from 17.5 in 2008 down to 15.1 last season, and that decrease was direct...