The Celtics traded the 5th pick, with which they took Jeff Green, along with Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West for Ray Allen and the 35th pick. Ray Allen is 32 years old and coming off double ankle surgery but is coming off his best season as a pro. In 10 seasons with the Bucks and Sonics has averaged 21.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 3.9 apg. He is coming off a career-high 26.4 ppg last season in only 55 games, having ankle surgery in April. He is a career 39.7 percent shooter from three-point range.
Reports are that Pierce is very happy with the trade to bring Allen to Boston. There is a lot of speculation that the Celtics are going to make another move before the season. Ray Allen was in Mexico when he heard about the trade. Allen said that he was happy to be coming to Boston. Allen is owed 52.2 million over the remaining 3 years of his contract.
In the second round, the Celtics took Gabe Pruitt, a 6'4 guard out of USC, with the 32nd pick. He is more of a shooter than a distributor but did play the point in college. With the 35th pick, we took "Big Baby" Glen Davis, a 6'9" forward out of LSU. He sprained his ankle in his last workout before the draft. He has struggled with his weight and reportedly lost 45 pounds to get down to 280 before the predraft workouts.
Very well Danny, what a agreeable surprise...we still have Theo's contract to trade for a big guy/pg or we just wait one year till it expires and we should get some free agent...sounds more than OK to me. Btw if Theo will keep himself healthy, isn't he a solid center and shot blocker?
I think it's a good move, not great but good. Wally will be injured all his career and west was good but replacable (pruitt is a clon of west) We get a vet to keep happy paul pierce while we keep our young core (gomes, green jefferson rondo)