If you've been watching the second round of the NBA playoffs, you may have noticed something.
While the Celtics have gone home for the summer, plenty of their former players are playing crucial roles for teams still in it.
Whether it be Nate Robinson delivering daggers to sink the Heat, Tony Allen playing defense as only Tony Allen can, or Kendrick Perkins getting in a twitter feud with Shaq, former C's are just about everywhere you look in round 2. Of course, that begs the question, why did these players ever leave in the first place? Let's go down the list and see who the Celts cut bait on too soon, and who was let go at just the right time.
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Member of the Celtics from 2004-2010
Left Celtics: Via free agency (3 year, $9.45 million deal)
Good old T.A. Known more for his ill-advised post-whistle dunk that blew out his knee than anything else in his time with Boston, Allen has found a home in Memphis. He signed a 3 year, $9.45 million deal with...