Ray Allen still says Celtics forced move to Heat
Ray Allen wants you to know that he's thrilled to be on the Miami Heat. He also wants you to know that the Boston Celtics forced his hand in leaving. That doesn't make sense? In this rivalry, few things do.
In an interview with Miami's WMEN, Allen discussed leaving the Celtics. Well it was just really a shame because on one hand you could say so many great things about me as a player and my impact on the floor, and not only on the floor but off the floor, like we did so many great things in the community -- not only as a team, but as individuals -- and that was my community and I support it as much as I could.
We had some foundation initiatives that we still continue to do, so that doesn't change me. It was a business decision and the team put me in the position where we had to move. We had to go. Miami was a better choice for us based on what the team was doing, so it wasn't, don't boo me, boo the team in a sense. Now it's out of my control."
It’s probably not a scenario that Harden’s camp will enjoy, going from a contender to a team that is in the beginning stages of a rebuild, but with his contract potentially making him a free agent next summer, he can explore other things if he doesn’t like what he hears from the Rockets.