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After hearing the rumors about interest between the two sides, it is now clear that the Miami Heat want to aggressively go after Ray Allen.
UPDATE: Wednesday, July 4, 7:30 a.m. ET by Donald Wood
Boston has agreed to a deal with veteran shooting guard Jason Terry, sealing Ray Allen’s fate that he will not be a Celtic next season. With the Heat already hot on his trail, LeBron James is calling what we many experts think will happen.
James took to Twitter to share a picture that he was particularly fond of:
If Allen is excited during his trip to Miami for a visit, there is little doubt the veteran would sign with a team that just won the title. There isn’t much time for the veteran, so winning this year is his top priority.
For the Heat, Allen is the pure three-point shooter the team has missed from the start. If the NBA legend can stay healthy for the playoff stretch, he will be an amazing addition to a team that is already filled with amazing talent.
I smell a dynasty.
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According to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, these Miami Heat have made Allen the primary target in this year's free agency period.
The Heat are a team predicated on the play of their roll players, particularly their ability to knock down shots off of drive-and-kicks. Ray Allen, arguably the most prolific shooter in NBA history, is exactly the type of player that would elevate this team that much more.
If fans thought Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers could knock down threes, wait till this three-point mastermind hits the hardwood. Pursuing him as aggressively as they will is certainly a positive move for these Heat.