Allen Picks Up Player Option, Will Be Back With Celtics Next Season

The “Big Three” will be back on the court for the Boston Celtics next season as the “Boston Herald” has reported that Celtics veteran guard Ray Allen picked up his player option with the team on Tuesday and will be back in a Celtics uniform next season. Allen signed an extension with Boston last summer for a one year contract with the right to exercise an option to play for the team during the 2011-2012 campaign. Allen will play his fifth season for Boston after the team acquired him in a trade with the former Seattle SuperSonics before the 2007-2008 season.

The veteran had a strong year for Boston as he was chosen for the NBA All-Star game in February for the tenth time in his career. He averaged 16.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists during the regular season. Allen is now the top three-point scorer in the history of the Association as he passed former Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller back in February. He completed season number 15 after the Celtics were knocked out of the Playoffs in the second round by the Miami Heat. Allen has averaged 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3,6 assists for his career in the Association.

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