Agent: Ray Allen undecided on if and where to play
Former Heat sharpshooter Ray Allen's agent says he's undecided on where to play and if he'll play next season.
Update 6:49 p.m.: Ray Allen's agent issued a statement on Twitter that Allen has not decided if, or where, he'll play next season.
The reports that Ray Allen intends to play for the Cavs are unfounded. He has not yet decided if he will play next season or for which team.— TANDEM (@_tandemse) July 24, 2014
Former Heat standout Ray Allen is reportedly leaning toward joining LeBron James in Cleveland, according to The Boston Globe.
Both James and former Heat role player Mike Miller, who signed with the Cavs last week, have reportedly reached out to Allen in an effort to recruit him to Cleveland. Allen, 39, was contemplating retiring during a recent visit to China, but the allure of pairing up with James for one more potential Finals run may be too much to pass. His shooting, paired with Miller and recent Cavaliers acquisition James Jones could enhance the Cavaliers’ floor spacing tremendously under new coach David Blatt.
Aside from his obvious shooting capabilities, Allen would provide a veteran presence (with vast playoff experience) that the Cavs have lacked in the years since James' departure. He'd likely serve as a valuable backup to Dion Waiters.
Allen is expected to get MRIs on his legs before making any decisions. The NBA’s all-time leading three-point shooter appeared to have some gas left as a role player on last year’s Heat team, and the Finals loss to San Antonio was hardly a way for Allen to go out.
Allen averaged 9.6 points per game in 26 minutes off the bench but still shot 37 percent from beyond the arc.
The Cavs, for their part, appear to be at the mercy of James and whomever he seemingly wants to recruit. There’s no doubt that James has privately weighed in on the rumored Kevin Love trades as well.
Cleveland, while hardly South Beach, appears to be a destination of choice this offseason.
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