Celtics re-sign Ray Allen
BOSTON, MA - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have re-signed guard Ray Allen. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Re-signing Ray has been a priority of ours this offseason and this move will allow us to stay at a championship level," said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations.
Allen, a 6'5" guard, set an NBA Finals record during Game 2 of the 2010 Finals when he connected on eight three pointers (including seven in a row). The former UConn Husky has added two All-Star appearances in his three seasons in Boston for a total of nine career All-Star appearances. Allen has shot 39.2% from beyond the arc (524-for-1,337) since he joined the Celtics prior to the 2007-08 season when he helped the Celtics to their 17th championship. Allen became the sixth Celtic to record his 20,000th career point while wearing the Celtic green when he netted a three-pointer against Washington on December 10, 2009.
"I am ecstatic to be back in Boston," said Allen. "I cannot wait to get onto the court and get back to work with the rest of the team in pursuit of Banner 18."
Allen is currently ranked second all-time in three pointers made and attempted in NBA history. He also is currently ranked 28th in NBA history in total points scored with 20,965.
"Ray Allen represents class and excellence both on and off the court. We are thrilled he will help lead the team's quest for Banner 18," said Steve Pagiluca, Celtics Co-Owner.