Sunday, June 21, 2009

Now, About Those Ray Allen Rumors...



A Moose Track

I have a lot of thoughts on our beloved league from the last three to four weeks. I know that I haven't posted in a while; I'm not doing my part to keep this site alive and kicking as it can be at it's full potential. I take full responsibility for lack of posting without a good excuse. But, now, school's out for the summer (while it rains in Beantown...) and I'll have a lot more opportunity to do this kind of thing. Big ups to DJ Pretty Kitty and D. Preezy for keeping the blog in business.

First of all, there has been a lot of talk around the Hub about trading Ray Allen. Yes, trading him after two years of great service. This rumor comes with insanely mixed feelings from me, as it does to other Celtics fans. A part of me wants to say, "Why the hell would we trade Ray Allen? We love Ray, everyone loves Ray. How do you not like Ray Allen?"

But I'm not a blindly loyal fan that only looks at the fact that we love Allen and his game. I'm not a crazy Celtics fan, but a realist when it comes to hoops who knows that when you gotta do something, you gotta do something. And I think that is the case with Allen at the moment. Remember, I love having Allen on the team, his shooting is undoubtedly spectacular, and he does miracles for our court spacing.

But, Ray Allen turns 34 in less than a month. Thirty. Four. As a shooting guard that is called upon to guard Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade on a nightly basis, that is borderline prehistoric. Yes, Allen is a special case if you're talking about things like this, but we have seen Allen's play slow down noticeably over this last year. And, with the Big Three all on their way to being, well, old. If they aren't there already. We're going to have to start building around Rajon Rondo in a couple years, and this would be a big cash burden.

So I'm going to accept it if Allen's traded. But, if he has to be traded, I want it to go down like this: We trade Allen for a low lottery pick and use all the extra cash to get a big free agent. Preferably Trevor Ariza. Now, whether this will happen is obviously in question, and I'm starting to doubt it now, too. We'll see then. Whether or not Ray does get traded this summer, I'll be wishing him luck wherever he goes...or stays.

So, I thought I was due for a substantial post, so there it is. And, just because...



Be easy.

--Moose

16 comments:

Roy said...

I've always loved Ray Allen's game (and defense)since he started his career with the Bucks. I'm a bit worried with the news there myself. I mean, I'm a Celtic fan and I don't want Sugar Ray to be traded. Yes, realistically speaking -- He's not getting any younger. Trevor Ariza could perhaps produce big numbers for the Celtics should the trade transpire. I would gladly accept the trade if ever. But for me, I want him to stay. I sure hope there's another way to get Ariza without trading Sugar Ray in the process. I'm hoping for the best. :)

Jameyb said...

Good stuff. I do agree that Ray is not a defensive dynamo, and can not adequately D up some of the younger, more skilled 2's anymore. But, I truly believe that the Big 3 still have another title run in them, and, you cannot replace Jesus' clutch shooting easily. If the C's can pick-up another guard or even combo player that can be called on to D up, like a Matt Barnes or Anthony Parker, that would be a great move. If I were Danny Ainge, I would not give up on Walter Ray Allen yet-unless the return product is really going to be a solid contributer. With Ray's youngest's health issues, and Mrs. Allen about to deliver another baby, I think Ray would be content to stay put another year as well. We'll see. Who knows-he came to be a Celtic on draft night, maybe his tenure as a Celtic will end on draft night as well.

BET said...

Ray Allen will be a Knick. 20 Million in EXPIRING money = gold in the newest Soviet submarine flick: The Hunt for Red Brontober.

BET said...

Moose: why does your slamonline link go to ballislife and not hibachi?

Moose said...

I started writing for BIL, so on some of my comments it links to Hibachi, some of them link to Ball Is Life. Do you want me to keep it on Bachi? It toggles around.

BET said...

no, i dont care lol. I havent even promoted my writting for Bobcats Planet here or even informed them what i do here. I like to keep the 2 separate, but its all good.

Do you.

Moose said...

Thanks man. Can we have a link to your Bobcats planet stuff? I'll keep this site anonymous, link it to BIL.

Jameyb said...

I'd be interested in the CatsPlanet stuff too-put up the link so I can check it out..pls.

BET said...

i just got accepted as a contributor, havent written anything yet.

Jameyb said...

No 'Bachi Mock Draft..?? WTF..lol

BET said...

Jamey you liar, i am working on one that will be up soon enough

Moose said...

I started working on one, but I didn't get far....Bachi brothers can back me up on this because there's one in the "drafts" section...

BET said...

well mine is up. I ween

Zee said...

The Stanky leg... a hood sensation sweeping the nation.

Moose said...

Yessir, Zee.

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