NBA Rumors: Ray Allen Would Make Miami Heat Favorite to Repeat

Scott Bischoff@@Bischoff_ScottCorrespondent IIJuly 5, 2012

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07:  Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics attempts a 3-point shot in the first quarter against Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Ray Allen’s addition in free agency to the 2012-13 Miami Heat roster would complete the team, and it would guarantee the Heat another NBA title. Ray Allen is the most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history, and the dimension that he brings will make the Heat impossible to defend.

Allen has made 2,718 three-point shots in his career. He holds the NBA record for three-points shots made, and he has made 40% of the three-point shots he has taken. Allen would be a phenomenal addition to any NBA roster, as he can still shoot the ball with the best in the NBA.

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, multiple league sources are reporting that there is mutual interest between Allen and the Heat.

Talented players fill the Heat roster, but they do not have a jump shooter that can make shots like Allen. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all like to attack the basket. The addition of a player like Allen will help to spread the floor, and it would give them balance on offense.

The Heat won the 2012 NBA championship, and they did it in dominating fashion, winning four games in a row. The superstars played terrific, but the Heat destroyed the Thunder because secondary players like Shane Battier, Mike Miller and Mario Chalmers were knocking down uncontested shots.

When the secondary players are making shots, it adds a dimension to the offense that makes the Heat unbeatable. These players are not always a threat to make their shots. Allen would give the Heat a threat to make these shots all the time, not just some of the time. He would be another player that teams would have to defend.

There is only so much area that can be defended as teams like to stack the paint to try and prevent James and Wade from getting to the basket. With a player like Allen wide open, waiting to shoot a jumper, the offense would change and it would make an already deadly Heat squad even more lethal.

The Heat are dynamic on offense because of how athletic James and Wade are. They create mismatches everywhere on the floor, and they do a fantastic job of taking advantage of what they create for themselves.

They can be shut down though, and when they do get shut down, it is because they become too one-dimensional. When defenses limit James and Wade and the other players are not making shots, the Heat can be beat.

The addition of Allen would make it more difficult for teams to beat the Heat, and it is a move that the Heat should make immediately. If the Heat find a way to get Allen in free agency, the NBA championship trophy is going to stay in Miami for several years.