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Ray Allen isn't going anywhere and neither are the Celtics.
Depleted front court? Check
Expiring contracts? Check
Almost no chance of a run to the NBA Finals? Check
Sense of urgency to rectify these issues? Not so much.
That's the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics, who occupy the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, are in the midst of an eight-game road swing. It got off to a rough start when they lost to the Lakers, but since then they've won back-to-back games against the Clippers and Warriors.
Maybe that's the problem? The team isn't that bad. They're not that good either, though. With an aging trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and a dynamic young point guard in Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have an odd mix of ingredients for sustained success.
Allen and Garnett are both free agents after this season. One would think that a lot of teams would have interest in someone like Ray Allen. Many did and today the team had offers, but they never pulled the trigger on any of them.
Apparently, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge sees losing Ray Allen outright to free agency as a better move for the Celtics than actually getting something tangible in return for him before he becomes a free agent.
If that sounds questionable, it's because it is.