|Posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM|
Both free agents have made a lating impression on all of us. All of us have are own memories about the two future Hall of Fame players. This season they embark on their last go around as free agents. This summer both men will sign their final contracts as NBA players. Ray(37), and KG (36) will join a free agent market that is weak at best. The headliner this summer is Deron Williams, and it was supposed to be Dwight Howard, but for PR reasons he signed the one-year extension.
So we have an idea of what it will take to bring back KG ,and Ray. Ray has been offered 3 million per year, or will be offered 3 million per year by the Heat.
According to multiple league sources, there is mutual interest between Allen and the Heat. The most the Heat can offer is a contract starting at $3 million per year, which is known as the taxpayer’s midlevel. Allen could get more money elsewhere, but the Heat offer an attractive portfolio that goes deeper than cash. ESPN.com
Their are also reports of the Bulls, and Clippers targeting Ray. I don't see Miami as a choice, unless Ray is ring chasing, and I will lose a lot of respect for Ray if he decides to do that. Ray can make more from the Celtics first of all. I hope that Ainge doesn't break the bank for Allen. Five million a season would be ideal. The Bulls could offer him a starting role maybe, and the Clippers could as well. I just don't see the Heat landing Ray.
For KG it's Celtics or bust, and Doc has recently shared his thoughts with CSNNE's Carolyn Manno.
Carolyn Manno @carolynmanno Rivers: "I don't know if Kevin is coming back but let's just say yes. Positive thinking."
Carolyn Manno @carolynmanno When asked about KG's future with Celtics he seemed more optimistic than pessimistic to me. Seemed like he was leaning towards yes.
Carolyn Manno @carolynmanno Rivers says his gut feeling is that Kevin Garnett will be back with the Celtics next season. "I have no basis for that, just how I feel.
I think Rivers is right, and I think he knows more than what he's saying. But I stand on my opinion. No more than 10 million for KG, and I hope it's 8 million. KG proved that he is still one of the best big men in the game, but if you factor in age, KG must take a pay cut.