HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors


March 13, 2015 Updates
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When Danny Ainge traded for Ray Allen on draft night in 2007, the legendary shooter was recovering from double ankle surgery. But Ainge believed that Allen still had plenty left. He parted with Wally Szcerbiak, Delonte West and Jeff Green due to that belief. When Allen announced last week that he had decided to not return this season, thus ending the courtship of at least five playoff teams, Ainge had a similar thought. “He has basketball left in him,” the Celtics’ president of basketball operations said. “I don’t know what Ray’s plans are, but he could play again if he wants to.” Boston Herald

It became evident as the season progressed and Ray Allen was making more appearances at college games or just enjoying life that he was unlikely to return to the NBA this season. Allen, 39, was contemplating a midseason return but released a statement through his agent that he will take the year off and consider playing in 2015-16. Allen has always taken immaculate care of his body and was a productive player in his final season with the Miami Heat last year, but the market for a 40-year-old sharpshooter may shrink this summer considering Allen has missed an entire season . Boston Globe

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“Ray has received enormous interest from a number of NBA teams throughout this season,” Tanner said. “We will communicate with interested teams as Ray makes a decision for the 2015-16 season.” TANDEM

LeBron James: Learned so much from one of my favorite people in the whole world Ray Allen!! Every single day he gave me knowledge about either basketball, family, being a professional, handling it all both on and off the court!! Thanks for allowing me in the history books with u Jesus Shuttlesworth. Miss and love u bro!! Instagram

James laughed when asked if passing Allen will be enough incentive to draw him back onto an NBA roster since James now leads him by one point. “Make one 3 and then retire?” he joked. “I’m going to call him. I’ll say something about it.” Akron Beacon Journal

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February 27, 2015 Updates

Windhorst: "Ray Allen is not gonna sign with the Cavs. I don't think he's gonna play. If he decides he wants to, it won't be with the Cavs." Twitter

February 26, 2015 Updates

They reached out to Josh Smith after the Detroit Pistons waived him, but he opted to sign with the Houston Rockets. They recruited Kendrick Perkins hard after the Utah Jazz bought him out and before he decided to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They had their sights set on Kevin Garnett and Tayshaun Prince before both were traded back to their original teams at the deadline. They still have an open invitation out to Ray Allen, but he appears content to stay retired. ESPN.com

February 20, 2015 Updates

Among numerous NBA executives with an interest in signing free-agent guard Ray Allen, there's a growing belief that Allen will not play in the league this season. Allen still hasn't delivered word through his agent Jim Tanner that he wants to play – never mind begin the process of choosing a team, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Allen has been working out, but nothing to the level that would indicate an imminent return to get into NBA playing shape, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Still, there's time for Allen to make a decision, but as one general manager said Friday, "It's getting late in the game for this to happen." Yahoo! Sports

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