Both Ray Allen (6’5”-G-75, college: Connecticut) and Mickael Pietrus (6’6”-G/F-82, agency: Court Side) underwent surgical procedures to correct injuries that limited them at times during the Boston Celtics’ playoff run which ended with a Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat in the Conference finals.
Both Allen (right ankle) and Pietrus (right knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery, both performed by the team physician, Dr. Brian McKeon and Dr. Mark Slovenkai assisting.
Allen missed 20 games this season, the most he has missed since joining the Celtics. A career starter, the C’s decided to have him come off the bench with second-year guard Avery Bradley replacing him in the starting lineup.
For the season, Allen averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also shot a career-best 45.3 percent on 3s.
Pietrus, who signed with Boston shortly after the Phoenix Suns released him in December, averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds off the bench while playing 21.9 minutes per game.
Both players will be free agents this summer.
Courtesy of www.csnne.com