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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 11:40 pm  |  9 responses

Memphis Grizzlies Targeting Ray Allen


We already know the Miami Heat are interested in free agent Ray Allen, but now the Memphis Grizzlies appear to be prepping an offer the sharpshooter as well. According to the Commercial Appeal, the Grizz have Allen, along with a few others—including Randy Foye, Kirk Hinrich and Andre Miller—on their list of potential targets: “The Grizzlies have made veteran sharpshooter Ray Allen a prime offseason target and planned to contact him late Saturday night in the first step of what promises to be a strong pursuit of the NBA’s all-time leading three-point shooter. Memphis, according to sources familiar with the team’s plans, will offer Allen its full mid-level exception ($5 million) in hopes of luring him away from other suitors — such as Miami — with only the mini-mid-level ($3 million) to spend. Teams could negotiate with free agents beginning at 11:01 p.m. Saturday night. Contracts can’t be signed until July 11. The Griz have set their free-agent sights high. They intend to come away with an accomplished shooter or point guard. Los Angeles Clippers guard Randy Foye, Atlanta’s Kirk Hinrich and Denver’s Andre Miller are also on the Grizzlies’ wish list.”

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  • shawnkemp4prez

    That’s what I’m talking about. Andre Miller would look good in a Memphis uniform. Let’s go Grizz

  • markorsomething

    Haha, so if this were to happen, Ray Allen would be on the Grizzlies and OJ Mayo would be on the Celtics. Might as well be a sign n’ trade.

  • Gusist

    If they want miller or Heinrich there was no point bringing in wroten, should of gotten lamb

  • Wet

    heinrich would be a good fit, can back up conley and play alongside him

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @gusist i’m not sure they know what possition wroten will play yet, and they understand he is a project, so bringing in a vetran pg makes sense for a playoff team

  • http://slam FLIGHT 9

    SIGN WITH BOSTON!!!!!!!!! ACCEPT A 6TH MAN ROLE THEN YOU ARE FINALS BOUND!!!! HEAT WILL NOT REPEAT!!!!!!!

  • Lloyd

    If he does leave Boston, I don’t think the 2 milli more offered by the grizz will be more tempting than the allure of another ring…

  • Reed

    We need a backup PG instead of a backup SG. I say we go for Miller or Heinrich over Ray Ray.

  • Eli K

    lets go for randy foye he is young at 28 like our team and can probably shoot as good as allen since foye averaged 11 points per game and plays the same position as allen and would be a great replacement for mayo who is leaving

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