What's next for C's sans Ray Allen?

Updated: July 8, 2012, 2:39 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Sports has a way of speeding up the grieving process, so 24 hours after Ray Allen spurned the Boston Celtics to sign with the rival Miami Heat, most fans have probably already whizzed through some combination of the first four stages of loss: denial, anger, bargaining and depression.

Ready or not, it's time those fans enter the final phase: acceptance. Barring a rather unfathomable change of heart, Allen will finalize his deal to sign with Miami for the taxpayer's midlevel exception when ...

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