Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen will sign with the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports.
Heat owner Micky Arison was the first to leak the news when he posted on his Twitter account: “Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news. Welcome to the family
#20!!” Allen’s agent, James Tanner, confirmed the decision to The Associated Press Friday night. The Heat can pay the and 10-time All-Star about $3 million a year, roughly half of what the Celtics were offering him to return.
Ray Allen, who won an NBA title with Boston in 2008, is joining forces with Dwyane Wade and the Heat.
He averaged 14.2 points per game for Boston last season, well off his career average of 20. Allen, who turns 37 this month, reportedly was unhappy with his role in Boston. He was benched in favor of Avery Bradley during the playoffs and, according to multiple reports, feuded with point guard Rajon Rondo. Allen has made an NBA record 2,718 3-pointers in his career, converting on more than 40 percent of his attempts during his 16-year career. Allen ranks 24th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 22,941 points. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki are the only active players with more career points than Allen.
Courtesy: NBA News