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Allen settling into new city, new role with Heat
“Need I Say More,” James wrote.
When Allen decided to leave Boston and sign with Miami this summer, the Heat were downright giddy over the notion that the NBA’s best team last season would now feature the best 3-point shooter in league history.
“He strikes fear,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We know about that fear, because every time he found his way open behind the 3-point line, as a collective staff, we would say, `Oh … ` thinking the worst.”
With good reason.
Over his five seasons in Boston, Allen connected 96 times against Miami from 3-point range _ 34 more than anyone else during that span. His 165 career makes from beyond the arc against Miami are 51 ahead of second-place Reggie Miller.
“We’re excited to have that dynamic with us this year,” Spoelstra said. “We’ve had 3-point spacing. We’ve had tremendous 3-point shooters that can shoot on the move. We haven’t really had a catch-and-shoot player with the ability and skill set like Ray. That adds a different dimension to our offense and it should be interesting.”
Allen has been in Miami for the past several weeks, still getting settled into his new home, figuring out what his favorite lunch spots will be and quickly learning that there’s more to the city than just South Beach.
“It was the best situation for me moving forward,” Allen said of his decision to sign with the Heat. “There were other teams out there that had interest, but none from an overall perspective _ from a place to put my family to opportunity to win _ that I thought I matched potentially being here, which ultimately is why I ended up being here.”
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