The Heat Focusing On Ray Allen This Offseason

Ray Allen The Heat's "Primary Offseason Target"

6/30/12 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - The Heat Focusing On Ray Allen This OffseasonThe Miami Heat plan on making a run at free agent shooting guard and all-time three-point field goal leader Ray Allen as soon as free agency starts at 12:01am Sunday.

Well this is just fantastic. Just what I need is the NBA champions adding the best three point shooter the game has ever seen. I am a Knicks fan, and that was sarcasm.

Remember in the finals when Shane Battier and Mike Miller took turns lighting it up from behind the arc? Remember how that was the first time that had happened all year? Well now the Heat will have a guy who can do that from opening night until they hoist another stupid finals trophy. As Stephen A. Smith said, you can book the Miami Heat as NBA champs for the next two years if they sign Ray Allen.

Players have been privately talking to Allen and trying to tempt him with the thought of winning a championship. The hurdle for the Heat, however, is that they will only be able to pay him the $3 million mid-level exception. Due to the Bird Rights, the Celtics will be allowed to pay Allen a higher salary. The Celtics continue to defy Father Time, as they were within one game of the NBA Finals this season, so it's not inconceivable that Allen would want to return to the team he won a championship with just a few years ago.

The Knicks, who could use some perimeter shooting, should also be an option for Allen. But I'll be honest, there's probably no reason he would want to go there, aside from the fact that his mom is friends with Spike Lee.

Ray Allen would add a deadly three point shooting option to play alongside the biggest big three of the history of big threes, and they would be even more heavily favored to win the finals next year.

Please, Ray. Go back to Boston.

PS - The finals trophy isn't stupid, as I said earlier. I'm just bitter.
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