Just in case their roster wasn’t loaded with enough star talent, the Miami Heat have added the NBA’s all time leader in 3-point field goals, Ray Allen, to their championship squad. The Heat won it all last year with defense, athleticism, and a constant attack the rim mentality. The one thing that could’ve been considered lacking for them was their outside shooting. It’s starting to look like that won’t be the case anymore with Allen on the court. There may not be a spot for Ray in that ridiculous starting line-up (he’s fine with playing behind D-Wade and LeBron), but he knows that it’s not about if you start the game. It’s about whether you finish it; where you are during crunch time. Ray will certainly be on the court during crunch time. He’ll be just one more option (and a pretty good one too) to knock down any crucial last-second shots.
In addition to Allen, the Heat have also signed free agent Rashard Lewis. Depending on what he has left, the two-time All-Star could also help spread the floor and knock down those outside jumpers, something he’s done his entire 14-year career. Nobody can say the Heat aren’t a deep team anymore. With the addition of these two veterans, the bench just got a whole lot better.
With the impressive showing Mario Chalmers had in the playoffs last year, and the addition of 10-time all-star Ray Allen, should we just go ahead and start calling them the Big Five?