Jun 10, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) reacts during the fourth quarter of game three of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Ray Allen talking to Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets


Ray Allen might be nearing the end of his career at 38; however, the greatest sharp-shooter in NBA history is still a wanted man by some of the top teams in the NBA.

The free agent has spoken to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets this summer, according to Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

A sign that Allen isn’t strongly considering a return to the Miami Heat? The veteran player has yet to communicate with coach Erik Spoelstra and Co.

Richardson writes:

Coach Erik Spoelstra said he has yet to speak with Allen about possibly returning to Miami for another season.

“We knew that he wanted to take some time and be patient to see where he is,” Spoelstra said. “We’ll see what happens. I don’t even know where we’ll be with our roster, but we owe a lot to Ray.”

If Allen doesn’t hang ‘em up, the most likely scenario figures to be a signing with the Cavaliers. Allen is known to be great friends with LeBron James, who recently signed with Cleveland, and is thought to have strong desire to continue playing with the four-time MVP, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

James has already recruited former Heat players James Jones and Mike Miller to Cleveland already, but Allen would represent his biggest coup. In a down season, Allen still shot 37.5 percent from outside and averaged 9.6 points per game last season.

Allen could provide the Cavs or the Rockets, two teams that figure to utilize the outside shot heavily next season, another sniper off of the bench.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Houston Rockets Miami Heat NBA Free Agency Ray Allen

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    This is what happens when teams listen to players, The Cavs already signed Miller, Jones they do not need Allen. The Cavs need at least two more Bigs to make their front court look competent, With guys like Blatche out there and Boozer although a long shot and a weak defender, they’re the type of help the Cavs need. I said the same thing about Riley, who cares if Lebron loved Napier your job is to put the best team around him then go to him and present what you have, making moves based a player proves you have no plan / no forward thinking and no direction !

  • fidel305

    imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and evidence gilbert and james cant put together a team on their own

    And this copycat team is a poor imitation. These guys are all old and are not what they were when riley assembled them. Miami did not seek to re sign ray or Jones and dumped miller because of his injuries and inconsistency, both age related

    out in the second round

    • pihc

      relax. Just a couple of veteran fillers to help the kids win the east.

      • fidel305

        Lol

        not planning on playing any defense I see

  • akramcyb