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Source: Allen agrees to return to Boston

WEEI.com has confirmed Ray Allen [1] will return to the Celtics [2] after agreeing to a two-year deal worth $10 million annually, with a player option for the second year. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reported the deal on Twitter.

Allen, who turns 35 this month, averaged just over 16 points last season and in the playoffs. He garnered attention from around the league when he hit the free agent market this summer, and was reportedly contacted by LeBron James [3] about playing for a “Dream Team” with him, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade [4].

Allen had attested during the NBA finals [5], however, that he would like to return to the Celtics. His agreement keeps the Big Three intact for another shot at a title after Paul Pierce [6] agreed to a new four-year deal last week.