Ray Allen reportedly continues to weigh the prospects of returning for his 19th NBA season or retiring. However, it’s not exactly a secret that Allen will likely reunited with LeBron James and play with the Cleveland Cavaliers if he indeed does come back.
Still, current Cavs player and former teammate of Allen in Miami, James Jones insists he is unsure of Allen’s plans.
From Tom Withers of the AP:
Jones recently spent time with in Connecticut with Allen, who is weighing retirement against a shot at a fourth championship ring.
“We talked about those things that are important to us, which are families, our legacies and our careers,” Jones said. “So he has a decision to make. Of course we’d love to have Ray. Hopefully he makes a decision that’s best for him, and hopefully it’s a decision to continue to play. But as far as where he goes and what he’s thinking, I don’t know.
Despite Allen’s advanced age (39), he’d be a huge boost for the Cavaliers. The most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history shot 37.5 percent from beyond the arc this past season and averaged 9.6 points per game. The sharpshooter would provide the Cavs some-needed depth.
Allen recently told Don Amore of the Hartford Current that he will not “rush” his decision.
“I’ve played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I’m content with everything that I’ve done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes.”
Allen has won an NBA championship with both the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.