Ray Allen is being wined and dined by several teams over the next few days. Doc Rivers has been optimistic that the Boston Celtics will re-sign the most prolific three-point shooter ever, but — as expected — he is giving other teams a chance to woo him. (NBA.com)
The Boston Celtics’ hopes of keeping Ray Allen will have to wait a few days.
The 36-year-old free-agent guard will visit the Miami Heat on Thursday and the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, according to a source, and listen to their pitches.
Allen is also being pursued by the Memphis Grizzlies, who are seeking a replacement for free agent guard O.J. Mayo. The Grizzlies didn’t tender Mayo a qualifying offer last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. Memphis will offer Allen its $5 million exception.
Allen had conference calls on Monday with the Grizzlies, as well as the Heat, Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the source. But Allen is not currently scheduled to make visits to Memphis or Minnesota.