The Memphis Grizzlies have thrown their hat in the ring in hopes of signing Ray Allen. Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley told The Commercial Appeal that he'll allow general manager Chris Wallace to use the full mid-level exception and go over the luxury tax threshold to try to acquire Allen.
Heisley said that he believes the Grizzlies would be a great team for a player like Allen.
"We're on the cusp of competing for a championship and now is the time to make a strong push," he said. "I think anyone would be interested in looking at this team right now.
Some may believe that Heisley is off his rocker in saying that the Grizzlies would be nearly as good an option for Allen as the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat, which ESPN reported to be interested in him. However, those who dismiss the Grizzlies' chances of acquiring Allen underestimate the strength of their roster and their title chances.
Following is a short list of reasons why the Grizzlies will attract Allen to sign with them.