Rivers may sit Ray Allen for a game in East Finals
Celtics head coach Doc Rivers says he is considering the option of sitting Ray Allen for a game during the Eastern Conference Finals in an effort to deal with bone spurs in his ankles.
"We're trying to figure out a different minute rotation for him, maybe that will help him,” Rivers told ESPN.com on Tuesday,” We're even considering sitting him for a game, getting him a longer rest and then playing him, and then sitting him for a game. We don't know what the right thing is."
The 36-year-old shooting guard is posting career postseason lows in points per game (9.8) and 3-point field goal percentage (26.8%) which are well below his 16-year average. In Monday’s Game 1 loss to the Heat, Allen missed 4 free throws in a game for only the second time in his career.