It’s not often an NBA player says his team should have gotten rid of him. Actually, I can’t recall ever having heard an NBA player say anything like that. But Tony Allen went on the record today, telling ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg the Celtics had every reason to cut him loose:
Allen talked extensively about rebuilding his confidence after all his injury troubles. Asked about the Celtics not giving up on him despite numerous chances to do such, an emphatic Allen responded, “They coulda, shoulda, woulda — but they didn’t.”
Up until, oh, about a week ago, I too was on the “Get Tony Allen the hell out of Boston” bandwagon (sorry, newcomers - standing room only). But Allen’s recent play has started to change my mind; Allen has (shockingly) been solid and consistent.
It’s looking more and more like a good thing the Celtics never got rid of Tony Allen.
But he was right…
They coulda, shoulda, woulda.