I never believed the rumors that Ray Allen would be leaving Boston, and would have been very pissed at the Celtics if he did. Why would he? Why would Danny Ainge ever think of trading him, and would we actually get better players from a trade involving him? I'd say no. After Ainge came out and said, "we will be active before the trading deadline, but it will most likely be something small," I knew for sure he wasn't going anywhere. Trading Ray Allen wouldn't be something small, that would be a big move.
There was no better way for Ray to come out and play after the trading deadline, scoring 20+ points in 4 outta the last five games. I don't think he actually believed he would be getting traded, but if he did, his performance lately has been a big "glad I'm still here?" to anyone in support of the trade.
Ray proves he's still got it, and will probably never loss it. In a game where shooting the ball is the main objective, in a sense the best shooter on the floor is the best basketball player. A pure shooter never looses his touch, and Ray Allen is one of, if not the purest shooter in the NBA, and has been for years.
Ray Allen should retire a Celtic.