The Miami Heat's front office continues to do everything possible to improve the team's roster, and the recent addition of former Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen is a perfect example of that. They'll have to wait until July 11 before Allen officially signs with them, but it's pretty much a done deal at this point.
The Heat dominated the NBA in 2012, securing their first title in the LeBron James era. Allen's addition to the Heat's roster makes them a better team, as it allows them to spread out their offense even more.
LeBron seemed pleased with the Heat's move to sign Allen, and he shared his thoughts during a recent interview.
"I'm excited. I'm excited. It was someone that we really wanted," James said. "It was someone that we pursued and we have a lot of confidence in our front office and they went and did it, so we're excited to have Ray. Another guy that can stretch the floor for us, another guy that can make plays not only for himself, but for others, and [he's] a champion. So he's going to fit right into what we want to do as a team and it's exciting."
Allen should fit it nicely with the Heat, considering the fact LeBron and Dwyane Wade get double-teamed a lot. It resulted into many open looks from long range for players like Mike Miller, Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers - who helped Miami's "big three" with their solid three-point shooting during the 2012 NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Allen is arguably a better three-point shooter than anyone currently on the Heat's roster, and he'll make teams think twice about double-teaming any of their superstars.
Miami fans couldn't be any happier with Allen's signing, and the team's future looks very bright right now. It's funny how the Heat were criticized for having one of the weakest benches in the NBA a year ago, yet they've turned themselves into the most complete team in the NBA.
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