Metro Boston had a good interview with Allan Ray. He played very well in Summer League but we are very crowded at that position unless a trade goes down. He may see some time in the DLeague or Danny may clear some roster space with a trade. I really like the fact that he talks about playing aggressively on defense... we can only hope.
PHILADELPHIA — Delonte West has been a pleasant surprise for the Celtics the last two years. The Philly native has stepped in to provide a spark in the Boston backcourt, averaging 9.2 points and 3.5 assists per game over his first two years with the C's.
Boston Head Coach Doc Rivers and basketball boss Danny Ainge are hoping to continue that trend with the recent signing of ex-Villanova guard Allan Ray. Ray, a 6-foot-2 guard, scored 2,025 points in four years with the Wildcats, good enough to become the sixth all-time leading scorer in Villanova history. After signing a free agent deal with the C’s a month ago, he took a few moments to chat with Metro.
There was a lot of positive feedback after your Summer League performance with the Celtics. How do you think you did? I think I played well. I think I showed people what they didn’t see me do a lot in college, which is handle the ball. I just felt very comfortable in Boston’s system.
You thought Boston was the best place for you to stick? After speaking with Ainge and Head Coach Doc Rivers, [it’s clear] they were looking to speed up the tempo. They are looking to play a more up-and-down game this year. We kind of did that at Villanova. We sped the game up and played aggressively on defense. That’s what they are trying to do in Boston. [More] source:Metro Boston