Ray Allen may appear in more NBA trade rumors by the end of the week. It got revealed Tuesday morning (July 3), that Allen will now meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday (July 6). That raises the possibility of a sign-and-trade deal constructed by the Boston Celtics, possibly with the veteran landing in a new contender in the Western Conference.
Allen has already been scheduled to meet with the Miami Heat on Thursday (July 5), a team that is starving to add more depth to their roster. It will likely force Boston to make some very serious decisions about their current roster, including whether the team would risk letting Miami get even better.
Allen is almost 37 years old, showing that there probably isn't much left in his legs. At some point Boston has to decide that it is time to move on without their veteran core, but after inking Kevin Garnett to a nice contract extension, maybe the brass in Boston hasn't quite reached that point.
It certainly seems like a steal if the Clippers could pick up Allen for something like the mid-level exception and put him in the same starting lineup as Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. That's a roster that could definitely make it deeper into the postseason than they did in 2012.
Do you think that Ray Allen is a good fit for the Los Angeles Clippers? Should the Boston Celtics be discussing a sign-and-trade deal with Allen to make sure they don't lose him for nothing?