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Paul Pierce gave his first interview of the offseason to Molly McGrath over at Celtics.com where he offered his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including the departure of former Celtic Ray Allen:â€śItâ€™s going to be a little weird. Ray made the best decision for him. Thatâ€™s what it is all about. When you are a free agent you make the best decision for you. Heâ€™ll always be a brother for me. If it wasnâ€™t for him, I probably wouldnâ€™t be wearing a championship ring. Iâ€™m a little bitter he went to Miami, but heâ€™s still a brother of mine.â€ťPierce appeared really sincere as he said this and bitter seems like the right word to describe the sentiment surrounding Ray Allen. I know weâ€™ve beaten this topic to death, but the NBA is a business and as Pierce said Ray had to make the best decision for him. That doesnâ€™t mean you canâ€™t be bitter about how it all went down, but at the same time Rayâ€™s decision doesnâ€™t erase all the good he did for this team either. When asked about the Celtics future
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This season may be Pierceâ€™s final year in Boston. He has one year on his contract with a team option for 2013-14. He said he has no plans of asking for an extension.Â since Garnett, Terry and Bass are signed...
"Ray made the best decision for him," Pierce told the team's official website Thursday in his first public offseason comments. "That's what it's all about: You get in these situations, you become a free agent, and you make a decision based on what's best for you and your family. Ray will always be a brother for me. If it wasn't for...
On Friday, the Boston Celtics official website released an exclusive interview with Paul Pierce.Â The Captain chimed in on a variety of topics. Most noteably, Ray Allenâ€™s departure, the Câ€™s additions this off-season, his injured knee and much more. Hereâ€™s some of the highlightsâ€¦ Regarding the Celtics finish last season: Pierce said that he was [...]
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It's no secret that the Celtics and the Heat have rapidly formed a rather heated rivalry over the past few years. Miami has knocked Boston out of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, doing so in particularly heart-breaking fashion this past season. And now, with Ray Allen's defection to South Beach, the rivalry is as intense as ever. So, although the two teams may...
When Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics to join the Miami Heat in free agency many wonder why? Well it appears Allen did not get along on the best of terms with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and management. As you see below Doc Rivers says blame him for Rondo leaving.
There is no question when he is on his game Rondo is one of the best point guards in the NBA. He is...
Every time I reference Ray Allen on Facebook or Twitter, I got a flock of flack from Boston Celtics fans who are eager to proclaim theyâ€™ve moved on from the Ray-Ray saga. Many have asked, why I continue to harp on the Allen departure? My answer is simple, Ray Allen has been my favorite member [...]
Itâ€™s not too often that a player leaves a team via free agency and that playerâ€™s former coach shoulders the blame for said player leaving. Apparently in the case of Ray Allen leaving the Boston Celtics for seemingly greener pastures (pardon the pun), Doc Rivers is feeling a bit guilty about some of the decisions [...]
Over the last couple of weeks, reports have surfaced in the media stating that the reason Boston Celtics veteran shooting guard Ray Allen, decided to take his talents to South Beach, was due to a deteriorating relationship with Bostonâ€™s starting point guard Rajon Rondo. Celtics bench boss Doc Rivers, felt he had to clarify the situation and in an interview that was published Wednesday...
Strangely enough, Bradley's offensive units were more efficient than Allen's last season.We are fully entrenched in the NBAâ€™s dog days of summer, and for websites that cover solely one team, even such quality websites as Celtics Town, occasionally the same debates get rehashed over and over. So, naturally, Iâ€™m going to go ahead and continue to rehash an already rehashed...
1. Celtics at Heat (Oct. 30th)
This was already going to one of the best games on this yearâ€™s schedule but when Ray Allen decided to sign with the Heat this match up just got 10 times better. These teams already didnâ€™t like each other. Reports were Allen left the Celtics because of his poor relationship with Rajon Rondo. I am sure Rondo will have an extra chip on...
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