Report: Ray Allen to Visit With Heat on Thursday
The member of the Celtic's original Big Three and ten-time All Star is looking for a place to spend his last few years in the league, and it appears the 36 year-old would still like another ring. The Heat don't exactly have the most money to throw around, but his decision to visit with the team suggests that may not be a total deterrent.
There's no word yet on whether Mike Miller will return next year, and Allen's skill set would be a nice replacement, if not an improvement. He's a three-point master. Indeed, he holds the record for most career three-pointers in the league's history. And the Heat's big three tends to flourish when role players are hitting threes. The AP points out the team was 9-1 in the playoffs when the team made at least 8 three-pointers a game.
Allen, like the Heat's Big Three, might have to accept a lesser contract than he'd get elsewhere if he signed with the Heat.
They have a mini mid-level exemption, and could offer Allen a contract worth just over $3 million-a-year, similar to what Shane Battier got last season.
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