For fans stung by Ray Allen's departure to the Miami Heat, this won't make them feel any better, but it is interesting nonetheless.
Allen's deal with the Heat has been reported to be a 3-year deal worth about 9 million, but according to the Miami Herald, Allen could choose to leave Miami after one season on South Beach.
From the Herald:
Heat fans should appreciate Ray Allen next season, because there's no assurance he will be here beyond that. Two sources with direct knowledge tell us that Allens two-year deal with the Heat includes a 3.2 million player option for 2013-14. So if Allen wants to become a free agent again next July, he can.
Too soon to suggest a return to Boston for the 2013-14 season? Yeah, too soon.
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Coveted free agent Gordon Hayward reportedly has three teams he is interested in signing with this summer. The Celtics, as you might expect, are one of them.
The other two are the Heat and his team for the last seven years, the Jazz.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Hayward is scheduled to meet with all three teams when free agency begins, starting with the Heat on Saturday and then the Jazz on Monday. His day to meet with the Celtics has yet to be announced.
All three teams are likely to offer Hayward max contracts, but expect the C's to push extra hard to land him as they attempt to "sequence acquisitions" for both Hayward and Pacers star Paul George.