Ray Allen scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting in Miami’s clinching Game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals. Allen finished his ninth postseason with averages of 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 39.1% shooting from the field. With an average age of 29.3 years (28th oldest), the prevailing question around the league is how Boston will proceed with an aging core that netted them one NBA championship and numerous Conference Finals appearances.
Judging by his career-high 45.3% shooting from behind the arc, Allen can definitely help a team from the perimeter. Miami converted on 35.9% of their 1030 3-point attempts, finishing ninth in the league. New York made 33.6% of their attempts, good for 21st.
The acquisition of Allen seems good in theory but neither New York or Miami has enough financial flexibility to haul a player of Allen’s caliber.