Still deciding whether or not to return for another NBA season, Ray Allen‘s choices of teams may have been narrowed to one. He will wait until September to make his decision. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, it seems as if the Heat are moving on from the sharp shooter.
This late in the offseason, the Heat don’t have much cap space to offer Allen other than the veteran minimum. Allen, 39, will likely join LeBron James and sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers should he give it another go.
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.
(Kristopher Keaton actually just wrote a piece about why the Heat should move on from Allen. You should read it.)
The Heat recently signed three-point specialist Reggie Williams and added Danny Granger and James Ennis to the roster earlier this summer. All four of them will have an opportunity to play at guard behind Dwyane Wade. Not to mention that the Heat will probably go with more two-point guard looks with combinations of Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier this season.
The guard spot behind Wade will likely be a filled by committee, with Erik Spoelstra handling the spot with a bullpen mentality.