Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/21/11
Here's a snippet from yesterday's great article by Jackie MacMullan on ESPNBoston:Count veteran Ray Allen among those who can't believe West chose Indiana over Boston with such a slim difference in compensation. "I'm shocked," Allen said. "I don't understand it." West was a two-time All-Star for the Hornets, the first during the '08-'09 season when he averaged 21 points, 8.5 rebounds and 39.2 minutes a game. Paul lauded him as an unselfish player who was willing to do the "little things" to help the team win. Allen first heard of West's potential interest in Boston last month when Allen was playing golf in Augusta with his private banker, who coincidentally also handled West's financial affairs. "He told me how much I would love [West], that he and I were the same kind of guy -- cognitive thinkers," Allen said. "He said West was interested in coming to the Celtics and would be willing to come for less." So why does Allen think West had a change of heart? "Once it got down to the end...
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