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Some very classy, well thought out quotes from Ray Allen in the Herald today (would you expect any less from him?).

Allen should be a simple re-signing for the Celtics. He wants to return, will play for a contract worth far less than the one he has now, and will embrace a reduced role if asked.

"Have you ever known me to worry about being in the game or playing less minutes?" he said. "I've always said I would love to see Tony Allen play more. I would love to see Marquis (Daniels) in there playing more minutes. It means a great deal to this team.

"At this point, what I'm making now, I made a great living throughout my career," he said. "I know going into next year I won't make the money I'm making now. I know that.

"I'm ready to be here. I'd love to retire with this organization. That's up to the team, but I want to be here. This team has proven over decades to be a winner in sports. I'm committed to it, and that's what I would like to do."

So to recap, he's fine playing more minutes or less in whatever role you want him to play.  He's willing to take a paycut and he loves the area and the team.  What more could you ask?

By the way, for those of you on twitter, I thought I'd start a new hashtag: #donttraderay.  Enjoy.