MIAMI -

A person familiar with the schedule tells The Associated Press that free agent guard Ray Allen will visit the NBA champion Miami Heat on Thursday.

Allen, one of Miami's top offseason targets, will also meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly disclose the schedule.

Miami can only offer Allen the mini mid-level exception worth just over $3 million a year, or roughly half of what the Boston Celtics are willing to pay to keep the NBA's leading 3-point shooter.

NBA.com first reported Allen's planned visits Tuesday morning.