Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The world champion Miami Heat officially signed
guard Ray Allen and forward Rashard Lewis on Wednesday.
Allen rejected a two-year, $12 million offer from the Celtics to join LeBron
James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, according to the Miami Herald.
Allen's deal with the Heat is for two years and is worth $6.3 million
Allen's five-year run in Boston is over. The sharp-shooting guard
was dealt to Boston in June 2007 after spending his previous 4 1/2 seasons
with the then-Seattle Supersonics.
Allen won his lone NBA title with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in 2008.
The NBA's all-time leader in three-point baskets, Allen has averaged 20.0
points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists over 1,148 career games with Milwaukee,
Seattle and Boston. He has made 2,718 shots from beyond the arc.
In 128 playoff contests, Allen has averaged 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0
Allen, a 10-time All-Star, was originally drafted by the Minnesota
Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was
immediately acquired by the Bucks in a draft night deal for Stephon Marbury.
Lewis has accepted a $1.35 million minimum salary to join the reigning NBA
champions, according to the paper.
The 14-year veteran played 28 games for Washington this past season, averaging
7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds.
Known as a shooter, Lewis has made 38.8 percent of his career 3-pointers over
934 games with the former SuperSonics, the Magic and the Wizards. He has
career averages of 16.1 points and 5.6 rebounds.
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