One of the most sought after free agents over the course of the 2014-15 NBA season has been veteran sharpshooter Ray Allen. The two-time NBA champion has been on the fence about returning for another season after two years with the Miami Heat.
Although Allen is 39-years-old and hasn’t played a single minute this season, the veteran has a lot of teams lobbying for his services. Due to the interest from legitimate contenders around the league, Allen hasn’t ruled out returning for half a season in an effort to win another title.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Allen will make a decision after the All-Star break:
After months of considering his options, veteran Ray Allen plans to decide his NBA future after All-Star Weekend, sources told ESPN.com.
All the rumors surrounding Allen’s return have him landing in Cleveland alongside former teammate LeBron James. Even though the Cavaliers are very much in the running to sign Allen, there’s plenty of other options, via Windhorst:
Numerous teams have been staying in touch with Allen in hopes of signing him, including the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and, recently, the Atlanta Hawks.
The addition of arguably the greatest three-point shooter of all time might be enough to put some of these teams mentioned over the top. The Cavs are starting to come into their own while the Warriors and Hawks are leading the way in their respective conferences. The Spurs and Wizards would also be much improve with Allen’s ability to be a force from beyond the arc.
Allen signing with one of these teams might tilt the scales in their favor, but there’s still a chance he simply retires rather than returning for half a season.[divide]
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