Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (left) greets guard Ray Allen (right) against the New York Knicks during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ray Allen willing to play in Cleveland for veteran’s minimum


It looks like another former Miami Heat player may be joining LeBron James in Cleveland.

According to ProBasketballDraft, shooting guard Ray Allen is willing to take the veteran’s minimum to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Following the 2014 Finals loss, Ray Allen contemplated heading into retirement. But according to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that published in late June, Allen considered returning in hopes of playing with James for one last season in Miami.

After briefly considering retirement following the Miami Heat’s loss in the NBA Finals, Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for a 19th season in the NBA, according to sources.

Allen has a desire to continue playing alongside LeBron James, whom he developed a close relationship with during their two seasons together in Miami, whether it is with the Heat or another team. James and Allen vacationed together last week after the Heat were beaten in the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.

Now with James in Cleveland, it seems Allen is willing to follow the two-time NBA champion as he prolongs a lengthy NBA career. Once rivals, Allen’s time in Miami brought the two closer. As a veteran, Allen will bring the same exact skills he brought to Miami to Cleveland: three-point shooting, a go-to shooting guard in clutch moments, and a championship presence to impact a youthful locker room.

Along with Ray Allen, Mike Miller is reportedly interested in joining LeBron James in Cleveland.

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