Memphis Grizzlies Targeting Ray Allen

by June 30, 2012

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.”