Mar 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Miami won 100-96. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Allen rumors: Allen to join a contender midseason?

As soon as LeBron  James left the Miami Heat in favor of a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he left to join the heat in 2010, speculation about what players would join James in Cleveland began. Two of James’ former Heat teammates, swingmen Mike Miller and James Jones have already signed with the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are also the favorites to land Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love although they will have to part with the number one overall pick in each of the last two drafts, forward Anthony Bennett and swingman Andrew Wigigns, to do so.

The Cavaliers are also hoping to sign Ray Allen, but he is still contemplating retirement. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders suggests Allen could wait until mid-season to join a team and that the Cavaliers “have as good a shot as anyone.”

I can say what we’ve been told is Ray is done. But I think that’s far from decided officially. I think he is done for now and comes back in December or January. As for Cavs, who knows, people act like he and LeBron are life long friends. I think the Cavs have as good a shot as anyone.

If Allen does decide to retire, he has had a historic 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 in 2013.

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