|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM|
The Heat can offer only 3 million per year, and the Celtics can offer whatever they want. But the Celtics don't need to give him a big deal like KG, but they can give him a few more million, and I think the Celtics can offer him a larger role than Miami. If Ray would pick Miami over Boston. I wouldn't understand him. I thought he was all about the Celtics, but I understand that Ainge has messed that up through the years with Allen. Here is the latest from the wire.
If the Miami Heat have it their way, they'll have a commitment from Ray Allen within hours of Sunday's start of free agency. The longer the process plays out, the less it may favor them.
The Heat, according to sources, have made Allen their prime offseason target and will pursue him strongly when free agency opens Sunday at 12:01 a.m. ET.
They intend to offer him their $3 million mini-mid-level exception, a chance to win another title and significant playing time as they continue with the plan to play LeBron James as a power forward in the future. Heat players, including James and Dwyane Wade, have been publicly and privately recruiting Allen over the last month.