SH Blog: Ray Allen explains why he and Rondo didn’t get along

The feud between Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo that helped lead to Allen signing with the Heat has been one of the biggest stories of the NBA offseason, and it’s apparently not over yet. More on that below.
First, though, in case you missed it, Amar’e Stoudemire will be out for at least a couple weeks with a ruptured cyst in his knee.
Power forwards just keep on dropping, as Kevin Love and Dirk Nowitzki could have told you.
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Now, here’s all the latest NBA news and updates.
  • Here’s the latest Allen had to say about Rondo just before the season opens, courtesy of Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald: “He said the friction with Rondo began in 2009 when Rivers and Celtics president Danny Ainge proposed a trade that would have sent Allen and Rondo to Phoenix for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and the 14th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Allen said that, at the time, Ainge and Rivers “didn’t get along” with Rondo. ‘So, I called him and I told him, ‘hey they’re supposedly trading us to Phoenix because you and Danny and Doc don’t get along,’ ’ Allen said. ‘ ‘So, whatever you can do.’ So, for some reason, I guess he thought that I was … that I had something against him, or there were some issues. And I had no issues with him. I won with him.’ Now, Allen says if Rondo ‘had issue with me, that’s on him.’ “
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