Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat's top priority in free agency last year was Ray Allen.So who could be tops on their list this summer?How about Ray Allen.There is a good chance the Heat shooting guard will opt out of his contract this weekend and become a free agent Monday. But regardless of what happens, a source close to the situation said Friday that Allen is expected to return to Miami."Both sides want to make it happen," said the source.Allen made 3.09 million last season and has an player option for 2013-14 worth 3.23 million. However, if he opts out, he could, under the non-Bird exception, re-sign with the Heat for 3.708 million next season, which would be the maximum allowed 20 percent raise.Allen could re-sign for as many as four years, but it would be stunning if the Heat gave him a deal that long considering he will be 38 next month. But it would not be a surprise if Allen, who stays in great shape, received one for two years. With a 4.5 percent raise, Allen could ma...
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