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 will make decision on future soon

While Ray Allen has taken his time contemplating whether he will retire or return to the NBA for his 19th season, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio is reporting that Allen will make his intentions known soon.

At this point, if Allen comes back (which appears to be far from a lock), one would figure he is likely to leave the Miami Heat.

Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel has reported that Allen has spoken with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets and has not yet got into contact with his former coach.

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.”

Losing Allen would certainly be a blow for Miami, especially considering the lack of depth the team has at the shooting guard position currently. If/when Allen does get in touch with the Heat, Miami is likely to make a strong push to keep him.

However, it’s long been known that Allen wants to play with his former teammate and friend LeBron James, who recently signed with the Cavaliers, so Cleveland is likely the more desirable situation for the 38-year-old.

Allen averaged 9.6 points and shot 37.5 percent from beyond the arc with Miami last season.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Houston Rockets Miami Heat Ray Allen

  • Douche Bag

    It would suck if another heat player leaves for Cleveland. The heat needs more loyal players

    • fidel305

      Lol. Cleveland is trying to put together a copycat Miami lite team comprised of very OLD Heat cast offs. Can Shane battier be far behind?

      they were a good idea years ago when the Heat did it….. but now??? LMAO
      Cleveland is going to be a bust…..just like last time

      • Steffan

        Listen Castro, all you do is so negative $h!t. Take a Xanax.

        • fidel305

          $hit yourself, again

          can’t handle the truth eh, sparky

    • JohnCz

      Very few NBA players have franchise allegiances. And when you’ve become a journeyman, you justlook for the next best opportunity. I’m not going to fault Ray if he decides to go. If he does though, its probably is telling that Lebron was not as conflicted as he made it seem with his delayed decision .. more like he was just setting the stage.

      • fidel305

        He wasn’t conflicted at all. He struck a deal with Gilbert and hired the SI writer to create the PR piece for him before he met with riley to supposedly hear his pitch and he didn’t even tell his supposed.friend wade until the morning the PR piece was released

    • JohnCz

      Just will add, I too would like to see Ray stay if he wants and coaching staff think he will be important to their system of play. And if he does not, we just need to build & fine tune our bench until it is rock solid & potent. That way when the next star arrives he will be inclined to stay longer. And as a joke, if Ray leaves he will do wonders for the average age on the roster.

    • fidel305

      The heat have plenty of loyal players, James not being one of them.. Wade and Haslem opted out to give the Heat flexibility and wade signed for much less. Bosh re signed for the rest of his career. Cleveland wanted bird and he re signed with the heat.

      Jones had trouble even sniffing the court and the heat didnt protect him so he needed a job, can’t blame him. And miller was.amnestied 2 years.ago. The Heat didnt protect ray either or offer him anything, but out of loyalty to him would take him back tho he showed he can’t play defense anymore

  • fidel305

    doesn’t sound like the Heat want him back. He really slowed down last season.

    • JohnCz

      Not based on what Spoelstra said publicly, we owe Ray if he wants to play one more year.

      • fidel305

        They didn’t offer him or protect him. Actions speak louder than words. And these particular words only say we will take him back out of loyalty if he asks. Classy but it doesn’t sound like they really want him

        the Heat can use some three point shooters, but not ones like ray who is now a huge liability on defense or Jones who never could play defense

        from their moves it looks like they think Ennis could be that guy off the bench