Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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One third of the Boston Celtics’ “big three” will go under the knife on Wednesday evening. Ray Allen will undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

An injury that caused Allen to miss 15 regular season games and two playoff games against the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the eastern conference playoffs.

These nagging ankle issues were also the cause of Ray’s uncharacteristic struggles at the free throw line after his return to the Celtics lineup during the post-season.

Allen was decent by normal NBA standards, but shot a 32-for-45 (.726) from the line — a career postseason low during the playoffs this season.

Allen’s scheduled surgery to remove the troublesome bone spurs will take place at 6 a.m. on Wednesday at New England Baptist Hospital, according to a source.

With numerous teams, such as the Lakers, Knicks and Bulls, linked to Ray Allen during this summer’s upcoming free agency period, the soon-to-be 37 year old wanted to take care of his ankle issues right away.

“That’s my first priority, just going into surgery sometime,” Allen said Saturday night. “If I (could) do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. That’s probably my main concern right now, is taking care of that. My body feels good. That’s been my only issue. After that, it’s hard to say.

“There’s still a lot of basketball left in my legs,” said Allen. “I know that for sure. So it’s hard to say what can happen, what may happen. But four of us know how to play basketball. We know how to win games.”

This free agency period could be big for the aging three-point specialist and being healthy will play a big role in where he could potentially land and for how much money.

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