Ray Allen's player option is one of the few remaining option decisions we haven't heard about one way or the other this week. While there's an expectation that Allen will opt out, Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida hears from a source that the veteran shooter is unlikely to leave the Heat.
"Both sides want to make it happen," said the source, referring to Allen remaining in Miami.
Allen's 2013/14 option is worth about $3.23MM, but if he were to opt out and re-sign with the Heat, he could get a slight raise on that figure. Allen's Non-Bird rights would allow him to sign for up to 120% of his previous salary, meaning he could get a new starting salary worth up to about $3.71MM if the Heat were willing to accommodate that.
If he were to opt out, Allen could also potentially secure another multiyear deal — Tomasson suggests that it wouldn't be a surprise for the Heat to re-sign the 37-year-old to a two-year contract, which would allow him to recoup some of the money he gave up when he turned down a more lucrative offer from the Celtics last summer.