Former Celtics guard/forward Marquis Daniels, now a member of the Bucks, said before Friday's Celtics-Bucks game that he doesn't feel Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo's rocky relationship was the reason Allen rejected more money from Boston to leave for Miami in the offseason.
"[Their relationship] was good," Daniels said. "It's like a brotherhood. Everybody's going to fight and have disagreements, but they still managed to keep it close-knit and didn't let it get out until the end of the year. They did it right. They handled it like professionals."
Allen passed on a two-year deal with the C's worth $12 million to take a three-year deal with Miami that will pay him just over $3 million a season. Asked whether he was surprised to see Allen take less money and leave Boston, Daniels replied, "I mean, it's a business."
"You never know what may happen. I don't think their relationship caused that to happen," he added. "At the end of the day, Ray's a grown man. Rondo's still a grown man. Either way it would have went, he'd have still been playing basketball. I don't think that really [impacted his decision]. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't, but I don't think it did."
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