2morrow is a big day for #HeatNation..— Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) July 4, 2012
Shortly thereafter, LeBron James agreed.
What were Wade and James looking forward to? That would be the visit of free agent shooting guard Ray Allen. The 36-year-old Allen will visit Miami Thursday before heading to visit the Clippers on Friday. Miami can offer Allen their mini mid-level exception, worth just over $3 million per season, while the Clippers can offer their full mid-level exception, starting at $5 million per year. The Boston Celtics are also interested in retaining Allen's services, and have reportedly offered the guard a two-year deal worth $12 million.
Allen averaged 14.2 points per game last season while battling an ankle injury. It was the second-lowest scoring average of his 16 NBA seasons, but he shot a career-best 45.3 percent on 3-point attempts.
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