ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst has an update on the Ray Allen negotiations with the Heat:
Free agent Ray Allen left his meeting with the Miami Heat on Thursday night without giving them an answer on their contract offer and is torn on whether to leave the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN.com on Friday.
Allen had an afternoon meeting with Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra and then went to dinner with them and other members of the team’s front office. The Heat offered Allen their mid-level exception, which starts at $3.09 million — or half of what the Celtics are offering Allen over two seasons.
The Heat’s best chance was to get Ray Allen’s signature before leaving Miami. Now he’s back in the Boston area and getting emotional.
For anyone who wants Ray to stay (me!), this is good news.