During this NBA offseason, the Chicago Bulls will look to make considerable upgrades to their already talented young roster. The goal is to surround both point guard Derrick Rose and center Joakim Noah with the kind of talent they need to make the Bulls a title contender once again in the Eastern Conference.
Obviously, at this point in time, that is no easy task as some of the best teams in the NBA reside in the Eastern Conference like the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. Despite the odds being against the Bulls, the team will have plenty of money to wheel and deal with to sign a big-name free agent.
As of right now, the Chicago Bulls have their sights set on signing either hometown boy Dwyane Wade or two-time NBA MVP LeBron James. Even though the Bulls might have legitimate shot at signing one of these two big-name free agents this summer, chances are they won’t be able to convince them to come to Chicago.
There is one interesting pitch that they could make to LeBron James though as they could sign one of the best shooting guards in the league in play alongside King James.
The two best shooting guards in the league are without a doubt Kobe Bryant of the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, but one shooting guard that goes unnoticed is the Boston Celtics sharp shooter Ray Allen.
In all likelihood, the Boston Celtics will do all they can to keep Ray Allen in green for the rest of his hall of fame caliber NBA career, but they did try and trade the veteran guard during the regular season before the trade deadline in February, so they may not attempt to reach a deal with him like other teams might this summer.
It is no secret that Ray Allen isn’t getting any younger and sand in the hour glass is quickly starting to run out, but he is the type of player that can be very valuable to an NBA franchise for a long time as his game is strictly based on his shooting ability.
Yes, Ray Allen is a good defender and at times can score at will with his ability to slash to basketball, but his shooting touch is what every team looks at when considering to sign this former All-Star.
As of right now, I really can’t see Ray Allen signing anywhere else besides Boston as he has said he loves playing for the Celtics, but with so many moves being made during the summer, he might get offers that he can’t refuse from NBA franchises trying to rebuild around a big-name free agent like Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.
So if I were to bet on it, I would say that Ray Allen is staying, especially if the Boston Celtics win their second NBA title in three years, but you never know what can happen in the NBA offseason.