Clippers and Spurs enter the race for Ray Allen
Early reports were, that Ray Allen would either join forces with LeBron James in Cleveland or call it a day and retire from NBA basketball.
THIS JUST IN: Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for 19th season and joining LeBron James with Cavaliers. (via @BostonGlobe)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 24, 2014
Dust all that aside, because two more of the NBA’s elite teams have become interested in acquiring the services of the greatest three point shooter of all time.
Allen has made it clear that he is still undecided on making a return to the hardwood next season, but that hasn’t stopped teams attempting to recruit the 39 year old. The LA Clippers and Doc Rivers is a natural fit for Allen, Rivers coached him for five years in Boston. But then why not join the Spurs? The ageless wonders. The Spurs have found a way to compete at the highest of levels, year in, year out, and Ray Allen would only add more depth to an already elite team.
It has been believed for quite some time that Cleveland is the front runner in gaining Allen’s signature for the upcoming season. It will be a tough decision for Allen to make, all three teams fighting for his services will also be fighting for this upcoming seasons NBA Championship.
Allen was quoted as saying: “It’s August and I don’t want to rush to judgement,” Allen said earlier this month at the Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Classic in Connecticut. “I want to get to September and see how I really feel.”
Allen has won two titles. In 2008 with the Boston Celtics, and in 2013 with the Miami Heat. He also holds the all-time record for three pointers made in the regular and post season.
Cameron Wilkosz – @cavaliercam13