NBA Rumors: Ray Allen returns to Boston? Celtics in need of an elite three-point shooter

NBA Rumors: Ray Allen returns to Boston? Celtics in need of an elite three-point shooter

The Boston Celtics are near to complete their roster for the 2016-17 NBA season. Despite the upgrades, they still fail to address some areas they need to improve – three-point shooting. Should the Celtics pursue NBA veteran, Ray Allen?

The Boston Celtics are one of the NBA teams who dreamt of becoming a title contender next season. In the 2016 NBA playoffs, the Celtics were eliminated by the Atlanta Hawks early in the first round. Their loss showed the biggest weakness they need to improve this offseason – three point shooting.

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In their first-round loss to the Hawks, the team only shot 38 percent from the floor and 28 percent from the three-point range. This obviously showed that the Celtics should add a player with a high shooting percentage.

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So far, Avery Bradley can be considered the most reliable shooter on the Celtics’ roster. Coach Brad Stevens admitted that they still need to improve their current lineup.

“Shooting is always going to be a priority,” Stevens said.

There are rumors circulating that NBA veteran and former Celtics Ray Allen wants to make a comeback in the league.

“Ray wants to play again. I’m sure about that,” Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn told CSNNE. “I don’t think he particularly enjoys watching Stephen Curry rain 3s and challenge his record and be called the best shooter in the world. I think that bothers him. I know Ray wants to extend his all-time 3-point record.”

Ray Allen is one of the greatest shooters in the league. Despite his age, he can still knock down three-pointers and also a good defender. The Miami Heat’s NBA championship title in 2013 is a proof that the 41-year-old shooting guard still has some gas left in his tank.

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Ray Allen won his first NBA championship title in Boston Celtics in 2008. With the addition of Al Horford, the Celtics are projected to be a top-three team in the Eastern Conference next season. Once Allen decided to return to Boston, there is no doubt that the Celtics can contend for the NBA championship title next season.

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