After the Miami Heat were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs in five games in the NBA Finals, the future of several players on the team have come into question.
Their big three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can all become free agents if they choose to opt out of their contracts and Ray Allen is reportedly contemplating retirement. At 38 years old, Allen’s career is clearly coming to an end, but he can still knock down shots at a high level.
According to Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report, Allen will put off retirement to play another season with LeBron James in Miami.
And again, while Allen has been coy publicly, everything I’ve heard is he would put off retirement to keep playing with LeBron in Miami.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 17, 2014
Allen averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 44.2% from the field, 37.5% from beyond the arc and 90.5% from the free throw line during the regular season. In the postseason, he put up 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 41.3% from the field, 38.8% from three and 91.9% from the free throw line.
If Allen has played his final game, it has been a fantastic career. He is the all time leader in three-pointers made and has career averages of 18.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 45.2% from the field, 40.0% from beyond the arc and 89.4% from the free throw line. He also has two championship rings, winning with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Heat last season.