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Will The Celtics Re-Sign Ray Allen?

Do you think Ray Allen will join Miami for the 2012-13 season? (Photo Credit: CelticsTown.com)

By Matt Noonan 

It’s the summertime, which means news can be incredibly slow, which is why Noontime Sports has decided to pose a few questions pertaining toward the various professional sports teams in Boston.

In this particular post, we decided to ask the question: Will Ray Allen re-sign with the Boston Celtics? And below we’ve provided a thoughtful answer.

I doubt it, but I hope my gut is wrong.

Ray Allen is one of the greatest deep shooters in NBA history and it’s certainly possible that a three-year, $9.3 million contract would intrigue the shooting guard to join forces with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Yet, if he wants more money, and what professional athlete doesn’t these days, he’d re-sign with the Celtics, a squad that could offer him more than the Heat.

When Boston acquired Jason Terry this past week, many believed that particular acquisition marked the end of the Allen era in Massachusetts. However, if Allen really wants to win one more championship before retirement, then why wouldn’t he attempt to do it with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce? Wouldn’t that be the ideal storybook ending?

Allen, Garnett and Pierce most likely have one or two years remaining, so I personally believe it would be the wrong thing for him to leave Boston for the NBA’s “evil empire.”

Boston currently has enough cap room to not only re-sign him, but also add additional pieces that could help the veteran squad compete for Eastern Conference glory against Brooklyn, Indiana, Miami and New York.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami put on the full-court press on Thursday to persuade Allen to join the Red and Black. And as noted in Ethan J. Skolnick’s blog post, Allen could see more minutes in a Heat uniform, especially if Wade continues to be hampered by a knee injury. He also mentioned that LeBron posted a picture of the shooting guard in a Heat uniform on Twitter this past week, which obviously was designed through Photoshop, but stirred up excitement by the various South Beach supporters.

All in all, I think there is a good chance that Allen will indeed ink his name on a contract that’ll provide him with a Miami uniform. Although, anything is possible, especially in the world of sports, so don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Expect Boston to produce a counterattack that could possibly persuade Allen to re-join the Green and White for one last title run before he makes his decision.

What’re your thoughts? Do you think Ray Allen will sign with the Heat or return to the Celtics? Feel free to send your thoughts to NoontimeSports@gmail.com or respond to us on Twitter @NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog. 

Daily Noontime – May 29, 2012

Miami’s Dwyane Wade and LeBron stole the show in Game No. 1, as the Heat defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-79! (Photo Credit: WBUR.org)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy Tuesday to everyone, and welcome into this Tuesday edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s kickstart the four-day work week with some headlines and news from the city of Boston, and state of Massachusetts.

* Miami held Boston to 15 points in the third quarter and 18 in the fourth, as the Heat defeated the Celtics in Game No. 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 93-79. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 54 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and five blocks, while Kevin Garnett paced the Celtics with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

* Miami and Boston will return to the hardwood on Wednesday for Game No. 2 at 8:30pm. With Monday’s win, the Heat currently lead the series, 1-0.

* After Monday’s contest concluded — Ray Allen told the media that he’s battling with his inner self to work hard and overcome the bone spurs in his ankle. He told WEEI’s Paul Flannery, “There’s nothing really to talk about. It’s like a battle within myself that I have to try and win. You always talk, if it was the playoffs would you play? It’s the playoffs.”

* The Boston Red Sox concluded their Memorial Day Weekend with a 7-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Felix Doubront earned his fifth win of the season on the bump, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia finished the contest 2-4 with two runs, a home run and an RBI.

* Boston is now 24-24, and will attempt to earn their 25th win of the season and 12th at home on Tuesday against Detroit — Daniel Bard opposes Justin Verlander — first pitch is scheduled for 7:10PM.

* Prior to Monday’s contests — the Red Sox continued their 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park by recognizing Trot Nixon. The original dirt dog sported his No. 7 home white jersey, and tossed the out the ceremonial first pitch.

Daily Noontime – August 23, 2011

If you're the Silver and Black, what do you do with Mr. Pryor?

It’s Tuesday… Yep…. Not sure where we were headed with that statement, but in the meantime, here’s the Daily Noontime with news and headlines, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Oakland Raiders have indeed acquired their man, Terrelle Pryor through the NFL’s supplemental draft on Monday.

* Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is expected to meet with NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss his arrest during the lockout.

* C.J. Wilson earned his 13th win of the season on Monday, as he helped the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-0.

* Good news came for New England Patriots defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth on Monday in regards to his sexual assault trial. According to reports, Haynesworth pleaded “no contest to simple assault.”

* After Monday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears, it’s seems more evident that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning needs to prove that he can lead his team to victory.

* According to a few sources, Miami Heat’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could help the sport of basketball by playing overseas this season, as well as the global market too.

Games to Watch: 

* Oakland at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

* New York Mets at Philadelphia (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Boston at Texas (MLB) – 8:05pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Welcome to the Silver and Black, Terrelle!

Daily Noontime – July 12, 2011

With your Dad, victory tastes a little more sweeter, right?

Good Tuesday to everyone and welcome into yet another Daily Noontime! Here’s the headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano looked fantastic on Monday, as he beat Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in the home run derby by a score of 12-11.

* Well, apparently former Boston Celtic guard Nate Robinson has admitted that he’d love to play in the NFL. Hmm… is this a good or bad move? Wouldn’t he be too small?

* If the NFL were to end the lockout on Tuesday, they’d save the “Hall of Fame Game,” but as of recently that particular exhibition contest looks like it won’t happen.

* It’s possible, but highly doubtful that the NFL will see Brett Favre un-retire again for yet another season, but again, who knows, right?

* According to police, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward failed his “field sobriety test,” which isn’t good news.

* Good news came on Monday for the Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, which is that he’ll be able to do a commercial while the NBA is locked out.

Games to Watch: 

* 82nd MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, Arizona – 8:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

There was nothing better than watching father and son, (Cano and his father) at the MLB All-Star Game, what a moment!