The Boston Celtics are set up well at shooting guard for this season. 34-year old Ray Allen is back this season to start for the Celtics. He played in 79 games for the Celtics last season and he averaged 36.4 minutes, 18.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Allen has turned into a great team player for the Celtics after being the #1 option on offense for many years with the Sonics. He also still has that nice stroke from long range as he hit 40.9% from three point range last year. 27-year old Tony Allen will back up Ray Allen again this season. Allen played in 46 games for the Celtics last season and he averaged 19.3 minutes, 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Tony Allen brings energy to the basketball court which the Celtics feed off of. 28-year old Marquis Daniels can also handle playing at shooting guard but he will get most of his minutes backing up Paul Pierce at small forward this year.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2009-2010: B+