Not only is Ray Allen going to be the ying to Paul Pierce’s yang, but he’s also going to play shortstop and bat leadoff for the Red Sox. (Amazing how Danny Ainge has caught more heat for this trade than Theo Epstein for signing Julio Lugo.) Ray and the rookies, Glen Davis & Gabe Pruitt, met the media yesterday in the first feel-good moment of the season. (Peter May, Shira Springer and Scott Souza were all there.) And get this, a Boston columnist is actually in favor of the trade.
More importantly, at least to the staff of Redsarmy, is the news that Rashard Lewis is close to max contract deal with the Orlando Magic. For some strange reason, the Celtics always popped up in rumors surrounding this guy, someone we see as the ultimate “contract year” player. There’s a chance Lewis’ deal will someday parallel the contracts of Larry Hughes, Kenyon Martin and Bobby Simmons.