Miami Heat Free Agency 2012: Ray Allen Leaves Miami Without Answer On Contract Offer, According To Report

The biggest target for the Miami Heat in free agency left the city without giving an answer on whether or not he will accept the Heat's offer to join. Ray Allen right now is torn between taking the offer and leaving the Boston Celtics, according to an article posted on ESPN.com by Brian Windhorst.

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 per season-- or half of the Celtics' offer of $6 million per year over two years.

The max that the Heat can offer Allen is a three-year deal and $9.5 million. Though Allen's best days are behind him, he is still a very reliable shooting presence on the floor, having averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 46 games last season for Boston. His shooting percentage was at 45.8 percent overall and 45.3 percent from three point range, a career high.

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