According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
The Grizzlies have made veteran sharpshooter Ray Allen a prime offseason target and planned to contact him late Saturday night in the first step of what promises to be a strong pursuit of the NBA’s all-time leading three-point shooter.
Memphis, according to sources familiar with the team’s plans, will offer Allen its full mid-level exception ($5 million) in hopes of luring him away from other suitors — such as Miami — with only the mini-mid-level ($3 million) to spend
Well then… this is an interesting turn of events.
Yes, most contending teams will be pursuing Ray Allen as aggressively as they can. Miami has made Ray Allen a top priority as well. So Ray will have plenty of choices. This is the first I’ve heard of Memphis getting into the mix.
And this raises a question that I’ve been debating on Twitter today… how much is Ray Allen really worth?
The fact is, he’s little more than just a shooter right now. He’s a hell of a sh...