Though there is belief that Ray Allen will choose to not re-sign with the Celtics because of his strained relationship with Rajon Rondo, no one really knows what will happen with Allen.
Unlike Kevin Garnett, Allen is not considering retirement and he could easily help a contending team. And if it’s not in Boston, he reportedly would like to play for the Miami Heat or the Los Angeles Clippers.
If the Celtics don’t pan out for Allen, Sports Illustrated’s NBA writer Chris Mannix was told that the Knicks and Heat are at the top of his list. But a source very familiar with Allen’s situation told ESPNNewYork.com that the Heat, as well as potentially the Clippers, will be more attractive to the five-time All-Star in the offseason because they’re top teams that can offer more than the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million. That will likely be the Knicks’ spending limit for free agents.
Even if the Celtics decide to bring back Garnett, you have to think that Allen would still be intrigued with a chance to play with LeBron and Wade in Miami or CP3 and Blake Griffin in LA. Especially since his career is close to coming to an end.