According to a report in The Miami Herald, former Celtics guard Ray Allen has a two-year contract with the Heat that includes a $3.2 million player option for 2013-14, allowing Allen the option to become a free agent again next summer.
Previous reports indicated the deal was for three years and $9 million, with no mention of a player option.
The story by Barry Jackson, crediting sources with direct knowledge, indicates that Rashard Lewis -- who signed with the Heat last week after being bought out by the Hornets -- has a similar option.
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With reports leaking out from New York that the Knicks might change course and let Jeremy Lin go to the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony called Lin's renegotiated offer from Houston -- which includes a $14.9 million salary in the third year of the three-year deal -- "ridiculous."
The way the contract is structured makes it difficult for New York to match, and the Knicks appear prepared to instead go with a point guard rotation of Raymond Felton (reportedly headed East in a sign-and-trade with the Trail Blazers) and Jason Kidd (who was arrested Sunday morning for DWI only days after signing a free agent deal).
Knicks coach Mike Woodson insisted last week that the team would match the Rockets' offer to Lin, but that was before Houston altered it to ensure that the Knicks would have to go well over the salary cap to keep the former Harvard star.
"I can't talk about it," Woodson said Sunday.
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Optimists in Boston have been preaching patience as the Red Sox start to return injured players to the lineup. On Sunday, two of those recently returned players -- Will Middlebrooks and Jacoby Ellsbury -- combined to go 6-for-9 and lead the Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Rays in the final game of a three-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Middlebrooks, in his third game back from a hamstring strain that cost him a week, was 3-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs. Ellsbury, who injured his shoulder on April 13 and was out until this series, went 3-for-5 with a double.
Daniel Nava hit a home run off Rays starter James Shields (8-6) to lead off the fifth inning and put the Red Sox ahead for good at 4-3. Later in the inning, Middlebrooks ripped a two-run single up the middle with the bases loaded and one out for some insurance.
Cody Ross hit a sacrifice fly to score Ellsbury in the sixth inning for the game's final run.
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The Red Sox placed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list with a with right forearm tightness and recalled pitcher Junichi Tazawa from Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday.
The Atchison move is retroactive to to Saturday. The 36-year-old leads all Sox relievers with a 1.76 earned run average.
The recall marks Tazawa's second stint in the majors this season. He did not allow a run over five relief appearances (6 1/3 innings) in April.
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Bobby Valentine said prior to Sunday's game that his relationship with Kevin Youkilis never recovered from a comment he made about the veteran third baseman early in the season.
Valentine told WHDH-TV's Joe Amorosino in April that he he didn't think Youkilis was "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason." The comment got lots of attention, especially when Dustin Pedroia said criticizing players wasn't how the Red Sox handled their business. Valentine said Sunday that Youkilis, who was traded to the White Sox last month, never got past it.
“I think that the comment I made early, he made a big issue out of," Valentine said. "And I don't think he ever wanted to get over it."
Asked what their relationship was like following the comment, Valentine said, "It was whatever he wanted it to be."
"Like I said," Valentine added,...
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of the day discussing the latest revelations in kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, and more specifically how the NFL and NY Giants try to sweep it all under the rug.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day. And prostitutes.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Uncle Buck and friends discuss the return of Bill Goldberg to the WWE and Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in for the Friday edition of the post K&C show podcast, talking about Minihane's new love DOB and his short fuse in the office.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.More from this show