Ray Allen Mystery Continues: Has Sharpshooter Played Last Game With Miami Heat?

By Devin O'Barr
Ray Allen waves goodbye
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It was a postseason full of ups and downs for Ray Allen in 2013. Many a times, Miami Heat fans were disgusted by his spotty play, but when the stage lights came on — Allen was ready to rock.

With all of the championship parades over and done with, the Heat organization faces a few tough tasks this offseason and almost all of them involve a lack of funds. With Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh all making well over $20 million apiece, this franchise needs another money tree to keep guys like Allen around. Miami’s relationship with Allen may have been strained after No. 20 decided not to accept his $3.2 million player option for the 2013-14 season.

Obviously, Allen believes he is worth much more than that.

Not to mention, under the NBA‘s new collective bargaining agreement, Allen can start a new contract this offseason at a 20-percent raise over the $3.1 million he earned this past season. Depending on how he enjoyed his first year in Miami, Allen can either book to another city or structure a long-term deal with the Heat. However, any Heat and Allen negotiations will not be able to start until July 10th — this is a big deal as NBA Free Agency begins July 1st, giving other NBA teams over a week to speak with the sharpshooter.

For now, the league prepares for the 2013 NBA Draft, but once free agency hits, Allen’s name will be popping up across the country.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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