Ray Allen is no doubt one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. According to league sources, he is considering making an NBA return. The future Hall of Famer’s representatives recently reached out to the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors are unsure whether they want to pursue Allen.
Ray Allen is going to turn 41 later this month. He is well past his prime and is unsure if he wants to return after sitting out the past two seasons. He is however, excited at the chance to play for another championship. It was reported that he would also consider playing for the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers.
During Allen’s 18-year playing career, he was known as one of the league’s best shooters. Not only that, but he kept himself in good fitness and took care of his body. On top of that, the increased value of the three-point shot has led to him being pursued by several teams over the past few seasons.
Ray averaged 9.6 points for the Miami Heat in their 2013-14 campaign, his final season. He has averaged a respectable 18.9 points over his career and shot 40 percent from the three-point line. The ten-time All-Star has won championships with Boston in 2008 as well as Miami in 2013. In his final season, Allen kept championship hopes alive for LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and the Heat by hitting the game-tying three-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime against the Spurs in Game six of the Finals. Miami went on to win the title in seven games.
Though diminished somewhat from his earlier years in the league, Ray Allen has shown that he still has some bounce left in his game. However, he has sat out the past two seasons so only time will tell what sort of condition Allen is in and if his body can take another season of basketball at the highest level.