According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld, the general consensus around the league is that Ray Allen will join the Heat next year (Twitter link). Since the team will be about $2MM above the tax apron, the most that Miami would be able to offer would be the mini-mid level exception of $3MM. Here's more of tonight's miscellaneous links, including Tyreke Evans, Baron Davis, and the Bulls…
- According to James Ham of the Cowbell Kingdom, Tyreke Evans has not been approached by management of an impending deal and that Kings GM Geoff Petrie has actually been conducting private workouts with the 6'6'' combo guard. Those close to Evans feel that this is a positive sign with regards to his future with the franchise, as Petrie had never taken this type of hands-on approach with Tyreke during his first three years with the team. Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee tweeted that Evans will also attend the Las Vegas Summer League.
- Even after suffering a gruesomely debilitating knee injury in this year's playoffs, Baron Davis still remains confident that he will return to basketball eventually and would love to return to the Knicks. Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News caught up with the 33-year-old point guard at a youth basketball clinic on Tuesday night, learning that Baron remains unsure of when he'll be able to begin rehab after undergoing surgery to repair tears in his right patellar tendon, MCL, and ACL last month.
- Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times thinks that the Bulls will refrain from making significant roster changes any time soon. Chicago has been linked as a possible destination for Brandon Roy, and there have been several rumblings about the team shopping Luol Deng as a means of getting into the lottery on draft night.
- Eric Koreen of the National Post gives more background on the Raptors' former lottery selection, Jonas Valanciunas. Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun elaborated on the team's excitement regarding the 6'11'' center's potential.
- Eddie Sefko of SportsDay DFW does not believe the draft will have any implications on how the Mavericks feel about their chances to land Deron Williams.
- Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports presents an elaborate system in which he rates the decision making of current NBA GMs with regards to the draft.