Few writers in any sport are as dialed in as Yahoo!’s
Adrian Wojnarowski, who does a great job covering the
National Basketball Association.
So when Wojnarowski talks, people listen — and more often
than not, there’s validity in what he says.
Wojnarowski had some news concerning the Phoenix Suns
Thursday, and this definitely falls into the category of
scribe wrote that the Suns have “surfaced as serious
contenders to sign Boston Celtics free agent Ray Allen.”
The first question that pops up is ‘why?’
Allen is 37 years of age and definitely on the downside of
his career. In 46 games with Boston last season, Allen
averaged 14.2 points per game — his lowest season average
since his rookie season of 1996-97.
However, the 10-time All-Star did shoot a career-high .453
from three-point range, a mark that was tied for fourth-best
in the league.
Allen is a pro’s pro, and could be described as a “Suns
killer” from his days as a Seattle Supersonic, but the
Suns’ reported interest in signing him at this juncture of
his career is puzzling, especially considering the
seemingly apparent need for the Phoenix roster to get
The league’s free agency period begins Saturday night at