News broke yesterday that Danny Ainge secured sharp shooting, former NBA champion, Jason Terry to an MLE contract. Kevin Garnett’s return, draft picks and now Terry, Ainge’s off season is turning into a major success.
While proclaiming his goal of reloading, Ainge has one piece that is still not committed.
By this time, every one is aware of Ray Allen being nearly traded to the Grizzlies and not being happy with his bench role upon returning from injury.
Even though theBoston Celtics have offered Ray the most money to date, the three point king continues his interview process this week.
Ray will meet with the LA Clippers on Friday. Before his Clippers appointment, in a move that has stung many of the fan base, Allen intends to meet with the Celtics playoff nemesis, the Miami Heat on Thursday.
Possibly Ray Allen is just trying to get a feel for other team’s commitments to the savvy veteran.
Though the Miami Heat have little to offer in the way on compensation, they have shown that they are eager to sign on such an experienced, professional such as Allen.
LeBron James used his communicator (Twitter) to inform his followers of how anxious he is to play along side Ray Allen next season. Allen will surely meet with James, Bosh Wade, Spo and Reilly on Thursday. With Miami only having around 3 million dollars available for a free agent signing, we will find out if Ray is more interested in money, winning or a new environment. Certainly Ray would also be a sixth man for Miami, backing up Wade.
This week should tell a lot into the Celtics roster and Ray Allen’s commitments. Stay tuned…