Although Ray Allen says he’s going to take another month or so to decide on his NBA future (and a team, assuming he plays), it appears he may have one less interested suitor.
After spending the last two seasons in South Beach with the Miami Heat, it appears Ray Allen’s tenure in Florida is over as Ira Winderman suggests the team has all but moved on in their pursuit to re-sign the veteran shooter.
But I also sense that the Heat have moved on, based on the fact that there is absolutely nothing left to offer other than the minimum, while Mario Chalmers has been signed at $4 million and Udonis Haslem at $2.7 million. I just don’t sense it ended well last season…
There hasn’t been much interest in Ray Allen overall, though what little interest there was seemingly came from the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are considered by many to be the favorite to sign him.
Allen understandably wants to play for yet another ring given he’s on his last year or two in the league and there aren’t many places better to do that then with the Cavaliers. Although he may be comfortable with the Miami Heat, they’re likely going to be a middle-of-the-pack playoff team at best and aren’t likely to be much more than a stepping stone to some of the Eastern Conference powerhouses.
That’s not to say there’s zero chance of a reunion, but it seems as if both parties have move on from the other.