Weight: 205 lbs.
Experience: 13 years
Age: 34 (35 when season starts)
2009-2010 Stats: 35.2 mpg, 16.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 47.7% FG, 91.3% FT
Jesus Shuttlesworth’s M.O. is obvious to anyone who watches the NBA.
Shoot first and ask questions later.
Getting the ball to Allen is still a brilliant offensive strategy, as he wetter than the Titanic anywhere inside half-court. He provides a veteran leadership, which was indispensable with the Celtics last year, and keeps a cool head under pressure.
Some say he’s getting old, but I’m not buying it yet.
Watching the sharpshooter in the NBA Finals was like watching Usain Bolt. Allen loves to run all over the court, sometimes just circling around until his defender tires out, leaving him wide open for a jumper.
And when he’s open, his jumper is the Jessica Alba of jumpers.
His only real deficiency is on defense. And that’s stretching it. Ask Kobe how he felt with Allen on him, because Ray did a solid job all series forcing the Black Mamba into difficult shots.
Who wouldn’t want a player with this impressive résumé? He will be getting a lot of offers, but who has the edge?
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