Since the "superteam" phenomenon began in the summer of 2007, Ray Allen is the first high-profile player to voluntarily join a franchise that already had three established superstars.
Instead of re-signing with the Boston Celtics this summer (a superteam in their own right), Allen decided to take less money to join the Miami Heat—a move that only strengthened the squad that hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy last June.
Even at 37 years old, Allen is still one of the best shooters in the NBA, and the allure of adding him to a starting lineup that boasts LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh is undeniably strong. And while Allen has already agreed to defer to the Heat's All-Star trio and come off of the bench, Miami could still be moved to jury rig its lineup in order to put its four best players on the floor at the same time.
So, as the start of the regular season steadily approaches, here are the pros and cons of the Miami Heat starting Ray Allen next year.