The Grizzlies would be able to enable Ray Allen to score a good number of points while playing in a low-pressure environment.
Both Boston and Miami are among the biggest NBA markets. LeBron James and company have been the most scrutinized team in the league over the last two seasons, and they'll be monitored even more closely now that they've won a title.
If he decides to play with the Heat, Allen will face the scrutiny that the other stars on the team face, although not to the same extent as James.
The Celtics are also a very closely monitored team in the national scope. After all, this is the most celebrated franchise in the NBA.
In its latest incarnation, the franchise of Bob Cousy and Bill Russell has seen its squad have national commentators watching every step of their descent from title team to a corroding crew of aging stars.
Meanwhile, the national sports media has largely turned a blind eye on Memphis, which is one of the smallest media markets. Mostly, the franchise has been occasional prey to ravenous rumormongers purporting possible movement of guys like Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay whenever something surfaces.
As far as actual basketball is concerned, the national sports media doesn't pay much attention to the Grizzlies. During the season, a passing mention might be made if Gay throws down a huge dunk or if Marreese Speights gets hot.
During the playoffs, far more attention is set on the stars of the other team, such as when commentators spent much more time talking about Chris Paul and Blake Griffin than Grizzlies players.
As such, Ray Allen could get through a season with the Grizzlies without too much pressure. He'd be able to focus on scoring and staying in condition without having his every mistake analyzed on ESPN.
This could lead to a successful tenure for Allen. He could serve as a sixth man, rotating with Tony Allen, just as O.J. Mayo did. Ray Allen could come in for the 30-year-old defensive stopper and score double figures while playing 27 minutes per game.
Allen could score as much in Memphis off the bench as he'd be able to in Miami in a starting role. That's because the Grizzlies run a more balanced offensive attack than the Heat. Also, Memphis has less demanding shooters than the Heat.
He would be able to do this with greater ease because he'd be playing in a smaller market that sees less incentive from the national media. That would be an assuring climate for the 10-time All-Star.