MIAMI -- Ray Allen will be one of the Celtics' prominent free agents after this season, and while his return to Boston is uncertain, he let it be known that he wants to continue his career.
"There's still a lot of basketball left in my legs," Allen said. "I know that for sure. So it's hard to say what can happen, what may happen. But four of us know how to play basketball. We know how to win games."
The 'four' Allen alluded to are Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and himself. Garnett is also a free agent and no one seems sure what he will do. Garnett left without speaking to reporters.
The first thing Allen needs to do is get surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle. "If I could do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow," he said. "That's probably my main concern right now, is taking care of that. My body feels good. That's my only issue."
As for his five years in Boston, Allen was philosophical.
"Up to this point five years has gone too quickly, but it seems like it lasted forever," Allen said. "We've played in a lot of big games. We won a championship together. The things that we do off the floor together. It's just a special time. It's been a special moment."
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