Ray Allen has spent more than two seasons “retired” from the NBA, but several reporters around the league have heard rumblings of a potential comeback by the soon-to-be 41-year-old shooting guard. The first report came from Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, who stated that Allen — along with Kendrick Perkins and former teammate Mario Chalmers — is on the list of potential targets for the Golden State Warriors.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported on the situation as well, citing a source who said that the Warriors are unsure about bringing on Allen, despite his representatives talking with the organization. The list doesn’t just include the Dubs, however, and Broussard said that the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Clippers are all on Allen’s radar. Allen spent time as a teammate with LeBron James in Miami, and Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com said that “the interest is mutual” between the two parties. For the Clippers, Doc Rivers and Allen formed a tremendous relationship in Boston, but it’s going to be hard for them to contend behind the Spurs and Warriors.
Before taking his hiatus, Allen spent 18 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Supersonics, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat. The 10-time All-Star won two championships in 2008 with Boston and 2013 with Miami; and holds the record for most three-pointers made in a career with 2,973.
It remains to be seen if Allen would make an immediate impact on a contender, but he’s always been in great shape, and a shooter as great as him would have no problem making shots — the only issue would be getting good looks. In an offense that focuses on ball movement, they doesn’t seem like an issue.
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