NBA veteran Ray Allen stays with Miami Heat

Posted Jun 29, 2013 by Leo Reyes
NBA veteran Ray Allen has decided to exercise his option for next season and it will be for another season with current NBA championship titleholder Miami Heat.
Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics
Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics
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Allen's popularity soared to its highest level after his game-changing 3-point shot in Game 7 that turned Miami Heat's impending defeat against San Antonio Spurs into another NBA championship title for his team.
After Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Allen was reported to be contemplating a move to consider returning to his old team Boston Celtics.
Allen has a player option to opt out of his team in 2014 to become a free agent, allowing him to return to Celtics' arm and retire there for good.
But this was before the Heat bagged their second NBA Title. Not much has been reported on Allen's plans after adding another NBA title to his career record.
According to people close to Allen and NBA on NBC Boston, Allen would like to opt out his contract with the Heat and retire as a member of the Boston Celtics organization. Read more.
It was not clear how much would Allen get for staying with Heat to play in the next season But ESPN mentioned the amount of $3.2 million.
"Last summer, Allen turned down a two-year, $12 million offer from the Boston Celtics to take a two-year, $6.2 million deal with an opt-out clause from the Heat," ESPN writes.
Allen has been effective in the Heat's three-point territory along with Mike Miller and LeBron James. He was averaging 10.9 points in each game and a 41.9 percent in the three-point lane.
The 38-year-old guard appeared in 79 games for the Heat during the last season and averaging 25.8 minutes per game.