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

Miami Heat don't expect to re-sign Ray Allen

Ray Allen’s place in Miami Heat history will always be secure due to him nailing the game-tying shot at the end of regulation in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. But it appears Allen’s Heat career will be over after just two seasons.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Miami doesn’t expect the most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history to wear their jersey next season.

Meanwhile, the Heat believes it’s unlikely Ray Allen will return to the team. Allen, who is touring China, told China media outlet Sina he plans to take a full physical before deciding whether to play next season.

At this point, it appears Allen’s only deciding between retiring or following LeBron James and joining the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Boston Globe has reported Allen is likely to join the Cavs after being recruited by James and former teammate Mike Miller.

Former Celtic and Heat standout Ray Allen is leaning towards returning for a 19th NBA season and joining former teammate LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a league source.

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But James, along with ex-Heat swingman Mike Miller, who signed with the Cavaliers earlier this month, have been lobbying Allen to join them with the resurrected franchise.

It will be a tough loss for a Heat team that is in desperate need of a shooting guard. But the 39-year-old Allen wants to compete for a title and Cleveland presents a better opportunity to do so than Miami does now.

Allen averaged 9.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 2013-14.

 

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