Going forward, the Heat may look to add to their wing position to make it easier to have James play more minutes at one of big man spots. There are some veteran point guards like Nash, Miller or even Jason Kidd out there but the Heat likely have more of a need for a shooter. Adding Nash, for example, would create incredible star power but it would also require the Heat to potentially revamp their offense and lineups that they’ve spent two years figuring out.
This is why Allen could be a nice fit.
Allen did have surgery almost three weeks ago to remove bone spurs in his ankle. It’s not clear what his recovery timeline is but Allen declared — within ear shot of the Heat’s locker room at the end of the conference finals — he was planning to continue his career.
According to multiple league sources, there is mutual interest between Allen and the Heat. The most the Heat can offer is a contract starting at $3 million per year, which is known as the “taxpayer’s mid-level.” Allen could...