Commentary

Buyer's Guide: Ray Allen

He's in the twilight of his career, but there's always a market for a pure shooter

Originally Published: June 26, 2010
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesHis shot is the purest in the game, but Allen requires good screens from teammates to get open.

ESPN Insider is analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we covered him pretty extensively a few weeks ago, and there's even more coming every day on the LeBron Tracker) to determine what they're really worth to the teams chasing them this summer. To follow the entire series, click here. We continue Saturday with Ray Allen.

OVERALL ASSESSMENT

Ray Allen is the best pure shooter available this offseason and one of the greatest of all time. As long as he stays healthy next season, he could dethrone Reggie Miller as the record holder for the most career 3-point field goals. But at age 35 next season, can he still help a contending team?


To see what Ray Allen is really worth as a free agent -- including assessments from NBA executives, next-level stats and scouting reports of how he'd fit on various teams -- plus a recommendation for where he could land this summer, you must be an ESPN Insider.