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Allen picks up player option

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  June 7, 2011 12:25 PM

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Ray Allen exercised the option on the second year of the two-year $20 million contract he signed last summer.

From the team's release:

The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Ray Allen has exercised his option for the 2011-12 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Allen, a 6?5? guard, shot a career-high 44.4% from the three-point line during the 2010-11 season and averaged 16.5 points, 3.4 rebound, 2.7 assists and 0.96 steals per game. Allen made his 10th All-Star team for his work during the season and was named to his third All-Star appearance in four years with the Celtics. The former UConn Husky became the NBA?s all-time three-point field goals made leader when he passed Reggie Miller against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 10, 2011. Allen is currently ranked as the 24th highest scorer in NBA history with 22,286 career points.

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