There are some things that happen in our society that fans, media, and other members of society can not stop talking about. I’m sure you know exactly what I mean when I say that this becomes very sickening. In the entertainment world it was Michael Jackson and most recently in the sporting world it was Gilbert Arenas. Now in Celtics nation these days all the talks are about the possible trades involving Ray Allen.
To be quite honest I am already sick of it and I personally believe there is about a .0001% chance that he actually gets traded this season. That being said, there is a chance but it is very unlikely considering that he is a core member of this team.
We all know Ray isn’t exactly taking the NBA by storm this year and is averaging close to career lows in a lot of categories. His three point shooting is no where near where it has been in the past as he is currently shooting 34.5% from behind the arc, and to be quite honest it is hard to get excited when you see him putting up a shot from behind the arc this season.
With all that being said Ray is still a HUGE part of this team and its future success this season. This season he has adjusted his game to still make his presence felt on the floor. Instead of focusing only on his shooting he has been a huge threat to score off the dribble and in the paint. Oh I forgot one thing, there is nobody else I would want on the floor in the closing minutes of a close game than Jesus Shuttlesworth himself. Here is a quick reminder of what he can do when the games on the line (fast foward to 8:30):
Besides his activity on the court Ray is also a huge part of the community here in the Boston area. He has done everything from donating shoes via a Twitter search to giving away thousands of dollars to charities in the local community. This is Ray Allen’s home now and not only do we want him to stay, he wants to stay also.
“I’d like to be here,” said Allen, who will turn 35 this offseason. “There’s no reason to be any other place. I’d love to retire with this organization. [But] that’s up to the team. I want to be here. This team has proven over the decades to be a winner, one of the best in sports, and that’s what this organization plans to do. I’m committed to it.”
Ray also goes on to say that if he does get traded it wouldn’t be the first time he would have to pack his bags and head to another city. But really, in all reality, the chances of the Celtics working out a deal to trade Ray are very slim to none.
The most talked about rumor this past week has been the deal that would send Ray Allen to Golden State for Monta Ellis and another role player like Raja Bell. Think about it for just one second, do you think Golden State would really do this? To me this rumor is laughable considering Golden State would be giving away a young star on the rise and a good role player for a player who is on the decline. Chances of this trade happening: 0%
All of this talk is doing nothing but distracting Ray playing the game of basketball. How do you really expect him to turn his game around when all he is hearing is foolish mumble jumble trade talks. So please for the love of god just stop all this jibber jabber Ray Allen trade talk stuff. We love Ray, Ray loves Boston, and the chances of him leaving this season are very slim.