Rivers wants Ray Allen back

While team president Danny Ainge has remained mum on the potential free agency of Ray Allen, Doc Rivers said this afternoon that he wants the sharpshooter to return with a new contract. Allen’s five-year contract that he signed in 2005 with the Seattle SuperSonics is expiring July 1 and he will be an unrestricted free agent.

“I think I’ve said in the middle of the year, hopefully we sign Ray back,” Rivers said. “I think I can say that, if not I just got fined [for tampering].”

Allen has said several times this season he would like to remain in Boston and understands he could be considerably less than the $19.7 million he is earning this season. Rivers’s statement is the first organizational comment about his potential return.

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