It's really hard to say this, especially after all that Ray Allen has done for this franchise.
Most Celtics fans remember his play in 2008; they remember the countless buzzer-beaters that he hit and the huge impact he had in the Finals series against the Lakers.
And through it all, Allen has been the consummate professional. He doesn't have the intensity of Kevin Garnett or the leadership skills of Paul Pierce, but he has a calm, quiet demeanor that allows him to change the tide of a game no matter what the score.
That being said, Allen's time in Boston is probably up.
Although he's still a fantastic shooter, his other skills have atrophied; he's no longer the same defender he used to be, and he isn't as quick getting off screens as he used to be.
With the emergence of Avery Bradley, there just isn't a need for a shooting guard like Ray Allen on the Celtics anymore.
Although it pains me to say it, the Celtics need to let him leave as a free agent.