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Report: Ray Allen to undergo ankle surgery Wednesday

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen (20) shoots a

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen (20) shoots a 3-pointer over Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the first quarter of Game 4 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston. (June 3, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Ray Allen will take care of the right ankle that made the NBA's best three-point shooter of all-time look frighteningly human from beyond the arc.

According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, Allen will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right anle on Wednesday. Murphy cites a source in the report.

Allen missed 17 games during the season -- 15 in the regular season, two in the playoffs -- because of the injury.

After shooting 48.5 percent from three in 28 games prior to the All-Star break, Allen's efficiency plummeted in the second half of the season. The veteran guard connected on 41.2 percent of his threes in his final 18 games of the regular season, then shot just 30.4 percent from three in the playoffs.

Allen averaged just 10.7 points per game in the postseason, a career low, despite taking more three-point attempts than any other player in the playoffs.

The 36-year-old is an unrestricted free agent in the upcoming offseason, and is 17th in Newsday's NBA free agent rankings. His value going forward will obviously hinge on his recovery from surgery. 

(h/t @InsideHoops)

Tags: Ray Allen , Boston Celtics , free agency , injury

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