While free agents can’t officially sign with their contracts until July 11, Ray Allen who was being sought after by the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzles and the Boston Celtics made his decision to migrate to Florida like others who are near the end of their career.
Allen will take less money and more than likely a lighter work load playing for the Heat. He won’t be needed to be a primary scorer, but more less an outside threat that teams have to play honest, which will spread the floor and create more space for LeBron and DWade to work.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski who tweeted about Allens’ choice to join the heat, a huge sticking point had been his relationship with point guard Rajon Rondo. Sources say the relationship had deteriorated to the point of no return, even with coach Doc Rivers attempting to repair the relationship.
For the Heat this gives them another dead on shooter to replace the oft injured Mike Miller if he decides to retire.
As for the reaction of Celtics fans for the matter, just take a look at the picture below and that should tell you how some of them feel.