Lakers Rumors: L.A. Interested in Boston Sharpshooter Ray Allen?

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Interested in Boston Sharpshooter Ray Allen?


It’s been a quiet week for the Lakers after a whirlwind finish to their 2012 post-season run. After multiple trade rumors were floated about following the team’s exit from the playoffs, things have started to tone down as the league prepares for the start of the NBA Finals.

One team that also finds itself participating in the off-season earlier than they had hoped is the Boston Celtics. After being eliminated by the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, many are saying this is the end of the  ‘big three’ era in Beantown. After the team acquired Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in 2007, the Celtics have been an Eastern Conference powerhouse. But that may be coming to an end.

Boston is reportedly not interested in bringing Allen back next season, as his 2011-12 campaign was marred by multiple injuries. But that won’t stop another team from bringing in the league’s all-time leader in three-point baskets. And, according to Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated, there are already potential suitors lining up for Allen’s services.

Allen will turn 37 next month, and contenders like the Bulls, Lakers, Knicks and Grizzlies are thought to be interested in pursuing him this summer.

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The move makes sense for the Lakers when you consider their outside shooting woes from the last two seasons. When healthy, Allen is still one of the deadliest perimeter shooters in the league. But his health is a major concern right now. After nagging ankle problems gave him trouble throughout the season and playoffs, Allen has faced a variety of questions concerning his future. But Allen has made it clear he intends to return next season.

“There’s still a lot of basketball left in my legs, I know that for sure. So it’s hard to say what can happen, what may happen.”

The Lakers are a team that many feel needs to get younger and quicker, so a 37-year-old guard like Allen may not be the best move to make. But if they are able to bring him in at a decent price and as close to full health as possible, he could bring some hot shooting off the team bench, something they sorely lacked last season.

  • davon

    No disrespect to Ray Allen but he could barley run this post season. Dont do this Lakers

  • Jonathanjackson_25

    if we going to give money away there are three players that we should look into seriously.  One is Kevin Garnett for his toughness.  Then we should look at Brandon ROy and Greg Oden who are currently retired but i know that if Kobe points them to the same doctors he went to we can use these guys and get them at a huge discount.  Then bring back odum and trade Gasol to Memphis for Gasol and Conley or Mayo.  We get younger and stronger.

  • Sti1lmatic

    Ray Allen is old but a far better shooter than any young guy out in the league. I would take Ray Allen over Derek Fisher any day. We’ll see how “old and rusty” he is when he wins games for us with clutch shots in the final seconds of games.

  • Abdulkadir028

    Ray Allen should stay with Boston and he should come off the bench to boston win.

  • Eddie Quam

    Never happen!!! Ray does not like kobe period!!!

  • Markanthonyendaya

    We all know that Ray Allen is a shooter he can shoot in every angle of the court but what we can see,,all team should select a younger roosters to have a stronger team. . .so what i can say is that lakers should select a younger and more athletic player in order to have a greater team. . .Lakers should agree with the trade of evans and bring back Odom and Ariza..