Jump to content




Photo

Ray Allen Agrees To Sign With The Heat (Pg. 2)


  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#21 Azazello

Azazello

    Sixth Man

  • 3,554 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2008

Posted June 30, 2012 - 09:06 AM

3 million is a steep pay cut from the 10 million he was making with Boston. He isn't in Gary Payton and Karl Malone sign for the minimum territory yet, and he's won a championship before. This won't be about one last chance playing for a ring. I expect him to resign with Boston because they can offer more money and KG is returning.

#22 LALakersFan4Life

LALakersFan4Life

    16 Time NBA Champions Los Angeles Lakers!

  • 10,736 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Covina, CA
  • Fan Since:1989
  • Fav. Laker:Magic, Kobe and Ron Artest

Posted June 30, 2012 - 11:46 AM

LeBron Begins Public Recruitment Of Ray Allen

Posted Image

The Miami Heat are expected to pursue Ray Allen in free agency and LeBron James began the recruitment process during the Draft.

James wrote the following on Twitter:

"While watching the Draft my son Bryce ask 'Is Ray Allen gonna play for the Heat'. I said 'I don't know, I hope so'."


http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/221835/LeBron_Begins_Public_Recruitment_Of_Ray_Allen

#23 pointguard11

pointguard11

    Starter

  • 4,949 posts
  • Joined: Jan 04, 2009

Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:08 PM

Why isn't our superstar recruiting Ray Allen?
"The way Steve is as a teammate, the way he sets the tone, the way the team kind of takes on his persona. As a coach, that's the best thing in the world. It's easy to coach. He's taking care of the chemistry. You just coach."

Mike D'Antoni

#24 LALakersFan4Life

LALakersFan4Life

    16 Time NBA Champions Los Angeles Lakers!

  • 10,736 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Covina, CA
  • Fan Since:1989
  • Fav. Laker:Magic, Kobe and Ron Artest

Posted July 01, 2012 - 02:07 PM

Grizzlies Offer Ray Allen Full Midlevel For 2 Years

Sources confirm Memphis has offered full midlevel to Ray Allen for 2 yrs. Bos willing to pay 2 yrs/$12 mill, tho no offer made yet.


https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/219494855414513664

#25 Hollywood

Hollywood

    "Hey Now"

  • 17,703 posts
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2011
  • Location:Berkeley
  • Name:Fernando
  • Fan Since:Kobe Shaq Era
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe, Shaq, West, D12?

Posted July 01, 2012 - 03:51 PM

id say Ray Allen is a huge risk sort of like Chauncey he brings a lot but injury risk is too high
Posted Image

#26 NYCLakerfan

NYCLakerfan

    RIP

  • 14,066 posts
  • Joined: Jul 26, 2009
  • Location:NYC
  • Name:Joshua
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted July 01, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hopefully he goes to Memphis and not Miami

#27 LikeABosh

LikeABosh

    Off The Bench

  • 2,537 posts
  • Joined: Aug 02, 2011
  • Fan Since:Kobe/Fisher
  • Fav. Laker:Fisher

Posted July 03, 2012 - 09:42 PM

LeBron posted this on his Facebook page:

Posted Image

#28 Azazello

Azazello

    Sixth Man

  • 3,554 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2008

Posted July 04, 2012 - 01:43 PM

Lebron is going gay for Ray Allen he needs to lay off and let Ray make his decision. Celtics can offer more money to Allen and improved their roster more than Miami. AND it would be disrespectful to leave your teammates like that to join Miami, the team yall came close to beating last year.

I would lose a little bit of respect for Ray Allen if he took less to play with the Heat.

#29 Hollywood

Hollywood

    "Hey Now"

  • 17,703 posts
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2011
  • Location:Berkeley
  • Name:Fernando
  • Fan Since:Kobe Shaq Era
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe, Shaq, West, D12?

Posted July 04, 2012 - 01:45 PM

I hope he retires a Celtic.
Posted Image

#30 KB24BlackMamba

KB24BlackMamba

    Rookie

  • 397 posts
  • Joined: Jun 17, 2010
  • Name:Kevin
  • Fan Since:2008
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted July 04, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Why isn't our superstar recruiting Ray Allen?


Because he was too busy recruiting Nash and to you he isnt "our" superstar because obviously you are a lebron/heat fan.
Posted Image

#31 Hollywood

Hollywood

    "Hey Now"

  • 17,703 posts
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2011
  • Location:Berkeley
  • Name:Fernando
  • Fan Since:Kobe Shaq Era
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe, Shaq, West, D12?

Posted July 04, 2012 - 06:08 PM

lol
Posted Image

#32 PhillyLaker24

PhillyLaker24

    Sixth Man

  • 4,026 posts
  • Joined: Jun 30, 2012
  • Name:Joseph
  • Fan Since:2001
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bean Bryant

Posted July 04, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Celtics can now really afford to let him go if they need to they just got Terry and bradley has emerged as a good guard so hes not nearly needed as much as he once was. However, I think he is worth about this he is gonna weigh his options first no doubt.

All I want for Christmas is a Laker girl :D

 


#33 LikeABosh

LikeABosh

    Off The Bench

  • 2,537 posts
  • Joined: Aug 02, 2011
  • Fan Since:Kobe/Fisher
  • Fav. Laker:Fisher

Posted July 04, 2012 - 07:57 PM

He meets with Miami tomorrow. I hope he doesn't sign. Miami will be too good.

#34 Windu

Windu

    Shatterpoint

  • 43,198 posts
  • Joined: Apr 24, 2009
  • Name:Will
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:03 PM

Because he was too busy recruiting Nash and to you he isnt "our" superstar because obviously you are a lebron/heat fan.


so much pwnage

Pau Gasol is GONE


#35 LALakersFan4Life

LALakersFan4Life

    16 Time NBA Champions Los Angeles Lakers!

  • 10,736 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Covina, CA
  • Fan Since:1989
  • Fav. Laker:Magic, Kobe and Ron Artest

Posted July 06, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Report: Ray Allen Seeking No-Trade Clause From Celtics?

Posted Image

Posted By Steve Aschburner

If the goal is to get the band back together, then the idea of splitting them up again should be the furthest thing from the Boston Celtics’ minds. You don’t stage a Beatles reunion only to trade Ringo for Charlie Watts and a backup vocalist to be named later.

So a no-trade clause ought to be a no-brainer for the Celtics regarding veteran sharpshooter Ray Allen and, frankly, either of the other Big Three who might have been in position to request it.

Allen, an unrestricted free agent two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, spent Thursday being wooed by the Miami Heat. If Boston basketball boss Danny Ainge is serious about keeping his team’s core intact for six and seven seasons of the group that won straight outta the gate in 2008, he probably will have to do more than outspend the Heat.

That part’s a given; Miami can offer Allen only the “mini mid-level” exception of about $3 million, with the Celtics offering double that for two more years. Even if the Heat agreed to a third year for the finely conditioned but defensively challenged Allen, he still would make more in two seasons in Boston.

But that’s the key: In Boston. From various reports, it’s clear that Allen isn’t interested in being shopped around the NBA when his salary becomes inconvenient. He, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett went through that to varying degrees last winter as Ainge tinkered with short-term vs. long-term considerations. Such a move rocked the Celtics’ locker room in 2010-11, too, when center Kendrick Perkins of coach Doc Rivers’ vaunted starting five was moved to Oklahoma City. If Allen is going to change teams, this is the time to do it – by his hand, his choice.

Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald has been monitoring the situation, which has a few more wrinkles than just the impact of corner 3-pointers:

Allen told the Herald months ago that he didn’t want to have to sweat out another trade deadline after nearly being moved in the past, and word is the Celts are ready to comply with either a no-trade clause or a trade kicker (most likely the latter) that would get him a good-sized raise if he does get moved.

There also has been of Allen’s fractured relationship with point guard Rajon Rondo and frankly, we don’t know how much to read into this. There have been countless successful situations in which stars have regularly bickered to no ultimate detriment.

Obviously, Allen to Miami would be several levels of unacceptable for Celtics fans. He would be joining the NBA’s defending champs and the foes who snatched away Games 6 and 7 from Boston in the East finals. He would be entering into a pact not only with hated rivals LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, he would be allying himself with Pat Riley, the bad guy in Boston in all his L.A., New York and Miami incarnations.

Also, Allen would risk booing upon his return to TD Garden each season and perhaps even jeopardize a spot for his uniform number someday in the arena’s crowded rafters.

A trade kicker to pay him more money for the upheaval and lack of control forced on him by management? Hardly seems enough to placate a guy like Allen, who has earned upwards of $175 million in his career. But a rare no-trade that snuffs the rumors before they even can begin next time? That could be priceless, and the thing that gets it done.


http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2012/07/06/no-trade-for-allen-no-brainer-celts/?ls=iref:nbahpt2

#36 LALakersFan4Life

LALakersFan4Life

    16 Time NBA Champions Los Angeles Lakers!

  • 10,736 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Covina, CA
  • Fan Since:1989
  • Fav. Laker:Magic, Kobe and Ron Artest

Posted July 06, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Ray Allen Torn Between Celtics and Heat

Posted Image

By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

Free agent Ray Allen left his meeting Thursday night with the Miami Heat without giving them an answer on their contract offer, and is torn on whether to leave the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN.com Friday.

Allen had an afternoon meeting with Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra, then went to dinner with them and other members of the team's front office. The Heat offered Allen their mid-level exception, which starts at $3.09 million per season -- or half of the Celtics' offer of $6 million per year for two years. The most the Heat could offer is three years and $9.5 million.

The sources did not go into specifics, saying Allen is torn because remaining a Celtic is still very much an option.

Meanwhile, a third team -- the Minnesota Timberwolves -- has not been ruled out as an alternative for Allen, though he isn't at the top of the Wolves' wish list at the moment, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher.

LeBron James says he hasn't spoken to Allen yet, but he is hopeful that Allen wants to win a title with the Heat.

"I haven't talked to Ray," James said when asked what his sales pitch was to Allen after Team USA's first scrimmage Friday afternoon in Las Vegas. "My sales pitch is we're trying to win a championship every year and we got the pieces to do it. He'd be a great addition to our team. We would love to have him. He would play a big role in us trying to repeat and we'll see what happens. Ray is a veteran guy, he understands what it means to win a championship and hopefully he'll want to do it with us."

James believes it would be easy for Allen to come in and mesh with the Heat right away.

"He's a champion, so we would love to add him,"James said. "He would fit right in with us. We're a team that likes to move the ball and also we're a team that likes to penetrate and kick out to our shooters so with Mike Miller and Shane Battier, if we can add Ray it would add another dimension to our team that can benefit us."

The Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers all reached out to Allen as well, but sources say the Clippers have been dropped from consideration and the Suns and Grizzlies have moved on to other alternatives. Allen, however, said a source familiar with his thinking, has not eliminated either the Suns or the Grizzlies.

Allen has been recruited by Heat stars James and Dwyane Wade. Riley and Spoelstra were believed to have presented a plan where Allen would have a major role in the offense, playing alongside them and Chris Bosh. The Heat are hoping that the offer entices Allen to leave money on the table and end his five-year partnership with Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

The Celtics, sources said, have their own plan for incorporating Allen into a different role that includes playing him alongside Jason Terry, who committed to sign with the Celtics earlier this week. The Boston Herald reported that Boston also has offered to include a no-trade clause in Allen's contract, something the Heat cannot offer.

Meanwhile, according to reports, the Heat will meet with free agents Rashard Lewis and Marcus Camby over the weekend.


http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/8136250/boston-celtics-miami-heat-ray-allen-feels-torn-sources-say

What's it gonna be Ray? Sign with the Heat or forget about the beef between you and Rondo and re-sign with the C's?

#37 LALakersFan4Life

LALakersFan4Life

    16 Time NBA Champions Los Angeles Lakers!

  • 10,736 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Covina, CA
  • Fan Since:1989
  • Fav. Laker:Magic, Kobe and Ron Artest

Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:09 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Ray Allen Agrees To Sign With The Heat

The agent for Ray Allen, Jim Tanner, confirms that he has agreed to join the Miami Heat.


https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/221419815989018628




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users