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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics looks on while taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Adam HeasleyCorrespondent IJune 20, 2010

We all remember the 2010 NBA Finals and the tale of two different stories. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers celebrated their 16th NBA Championship, and the Celtics dealt with heartbreak.

Which leads to the question: What roster moves will Danny Ainge make if any at all?

Well lets take a look at Boston's biggest needs. Heading into the playoffs, Kevin Garnett was surrounded by questions on if he could perform they way he did back in 2008, and if he would hurt the team more than help. Garnett answered those questions with a solid playoff performance that helped us believe he can still be a threat for years to come.

Another question surrounded pure shooter Ray Allen. Allen struggled much during the early to midpoints of the 2009-2010 NBA season. Pretty soon, Allen was amongst many discussion's of being traded for a younger shooting guard. As soon as the talks started, Allen put them to rest with a stellar second half of the season.

Allen played well through the first two rounds of the playoffs, and even broke an NBA Finals record in Game 2 shooting 8-11 from beyond the arc. Allen was looking like the Ray Allen of old. Then came Game 3. Allen helped the lager's with one of the worst shooting performances in NBA history going 0-13. It didn't get much better for Allen the rest of the series.

Which leads to the question; Did Allen help his way out of Boston or at least the starting lineup?

Boston sure isn't getting any younger, and is an older team except for Rajon Rondo and Glen Davis. There are many scenarios to be played out in the offseason for Boston. Will Pierce opt out of his contract with an option for next season? Will Allen be headed to another team or will he be signed for less?

Assuming Pierce stays in Boston, the answer lies in the city of Atlanta well at least for a little bit. Boston should make an attempt to go after shooting guard Joe Johnson. Although Johnson is soon to turn 29, Allen is a good six years older.

If the Celtics re-sign Allen for less or choose not to re-sign him, it will open up enough money to sign Johnson. With that said, the ideal situation for Boston would be to re-sign Allen and sign Johnson having Allen come of the bench, and Johnson starting along side Rondo, Pierce, Perkins, and Garnett. Probably the best team in the NBA. On paper at least.

With that said im also not an expert and along with any other NBA fan or analyst have no idea who will sign where.

But for Boston fans I think a signing of Johnson and re-signing of Allen could all but cure a broken heart.

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