I’m not sure whether Jackie MacMullan has sources or whether this is just her opinion, but she believes Ray Allen is gone after this season. (ESPN Boston)
“I really do think Ray [Allen] will move on,” she said. “I think he’ll have some great opportunities to do so, I think he’s got some years left in him, and I think he’s a great sniper for a championship team — could be the Lakers, could be Miami, the Bulls I know would love to have him. So he’s going to have all sorts of options.”
Ray will definitely have options. His shooting ability could help any contender, and he’ll probably be able to put the ball through the hoop for years to come. He stays in perfect shape, so his performance isn’t likely to fall off a cliff any time soon.
I wouldn’t fault him for leaving. He came to Boston, he helped the Celtics win a title. If he wants to go somewhere else to hunt another one, I’ll wish him well.