Am I making something out of nothing or did Ray Allen take Greg Dickerson’s question — “Ray, can you imagine you or anybody else being somewhere else at this point?” — and completely avoid it? He discussed how the Big Three still work and how they make everyone better and how many games they won and how he doesn’t think any deals would make the Celtics better, but he never answered the question.
If Paul Pierce had been asked the same question, he would have said, “Hell no, Greg. I could never picture myself playing for another organization, wearing any other color except green and white. I came into the NBA a Celtic and, unless I’m traded from here, I want to leave it as a Celtic too.” But Allen danced around the question and really never answered it. He’s not mean enough to say he’s upset about being traded, then un-traded, or whatever happened at the trade deadline, but it feels like there’s a little bit of hesitancy on his part to commit to the Celtics after this season. That makes sense in a way: He’s been demoted by the Celtics, they agreed to trade him but actually didn’t, he still thinks he’s capable of starting, he still wants to start, and he should have plenty of suitors this summer since every contender can use an extra, deadly three-point shooter.
I’m not saying Allen definitely has one foot out the door, but if he leaves this offseason in free agency, I won’t be surprised at all.