BOSTON As expected, Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen will have surgery on those painful bone spurs in his right ankle that limited the sharpshooter near the end of the regular season and at times in the playoffs.
When the C's season ended with a Game 7 loss at Miami, Allen said getting the bone spurs taken care of quickly would be a priority.
"Thats my first priority, just going into surgery sometime," said Allen, who will undergo the procedure Wednesday. "If I can do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. Thats probably my main concern right now. My body feels good. Thats been the only issue."
Allen, who has spent the past five seasons with the Celtics, will be a free agent this summer. Boston will be among the teams to pursue him.
The Boston Herald was the first to report Allen's impending surgery.
Tommy Heinsohn breaks down Jaylen Brown's impressive game against the Magic, and how impressive Terry Rozier was as well.
Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming.
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either.
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim.
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort.
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points.
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise.
And that dunk over Vucevic?
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”