NBA Rumors: Celtics signing Ray Allen to provide veteran presence?

NBA Rumors: Celtics signing Ray Allen to provide veteran presence?

Ray Allen has not played in the NBA since the 2013-14 season when he suited up for the Miami Heat. According to the latest NBA rumors, Allen is not ready to announce his retirement and the Boston Celtics could end up signing him to add some veteran presence.

In an interview with the Hartford Courant, the 41-year-old shooting guard revealed that he is serious about coming back to the NBA. He noted that he would love to play for either the Boston Celtics or Milwaukee Bucks.

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“I would love going back to those places if it worked out because both teams are good, too. It doesn’t necessarily have to be championship-or-bust for me to go back to the NBA. I want to be in a situation where I thought I could help, play a little bit and help where they have good young talent,” Allen said.

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According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, Celtics president Danny Ainge is still looking to add shooting to their already impressive roster. And if Boston needs shooting, Allen is considered the greatest shooter of all time.

However, NBA rumors in Boston do not indicate that the team is considering signing Allen since they already have 18 players under contract. They still need to cut that number to 15 players before the start of the regular season.

“There would be questions about Allen’s defensive capabilities, particularly at his age, but he was known as one of the most well-conditioned athletes in the NBA. If nothing else, it is an intriguing possibility, even if it is a long shot,” Himmelsbach wrote.

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Besides the Celtics, NBA rumors have linked Ray Allen to other teams such as the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. Allen is currently living in Miami but he is considering the team that fits him best.

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