Ray Allen says he doesn't have ‘ill will' towards former Celtics teammates


Paul Pierce said in an Instagram post Saturday night that it is time for his former Celtics teammates to turn the page and bury the hatchet with Ray Allen.

In an interview with ESPN, Allen addressed his move to Miami, and made it clear that he doesn't have an issue with his former teammates. 

“That’s a conversation that has to be had with Paul,” Allen explained. “Because if you remember I haven’t said anything negative about those guys. . . I don’t have any ill will. When I left, I was a free agent.”

Allen said that the situation that led to his departure is “tough for fans to understand” and there’s “so much that goes on behind the scenes.”

“You have your issues, you have your beefs that you have,” Allen said. “It’s up to a team to make sure they. . . in a free-agency period, make sure they take care of whatever issue you may have. If a team doesn’t do that, then you have to make sure you find the best situation that’s available. 

“That was probably one of the hardest decisions that I had to make because I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to have to.” 

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