HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

October 11, 2014 Updates

You can count Danny Ainge among those not convinced that Ray Allen will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers ... at least not right now. "Ray can really help them, but I anticipate that Ray will wait and see the landscape of the NBA," Ainge, the Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations, said during his weekly call-in to 98.5 the Sports Hub. "I just think he might wait and see how everybody's clicking. There's a handful of teams that would love to have Ray on their team right now that are trying to win a championship." CSNNE.com

October 10, 2014 Updates

"The rules sort of indicate that's what you can do," Ainge said. "Ray's probably, if he goes to one of the contending teams he'll be making minimum salary. He's been a max player a couple times in his career. That's his right, to try and win a championship. It's just the way the collective bargaining agreement is structured. It's different than how it was structured back in the '80s and '90s. I don't blame a player like Ray, right now, for wanting to find a perfect fit for him as he finishes his career." CSNNE.com

October 7, 2014 Updates

Bob Finnan: Source said no truth to latest Ray Allen rumor that he has signed with #Cavs. There's usually one Allen rumor a week. One will be true Twitter @BobCavsinsider

October 3, 2014 Updates

Martin’s on the downside of his career with a really bad contract, not much of a defender and having played indifferently the last few years. There never was even any talk about it other than Minnesota dropping hints he was in demand. The Bulls have done a good job with their cap and still have room this season to sign a shooting guard with the initials R.A. NBA.com

October 1, 2014 Updates
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September 28, 2014 Updates

With Jordan Crawford headed to China, the most marketable free agent remaining is Ray Allen, who is still trying to determine whether he wants to play this season. Several teams are interested, including Cleveland, Washington, Chicago, and the Los Angeles Clippers. One free agent to watch is former Fenerbahce Ulker guard Bo McCalebb, who helped Fenerbahce beat the Celtics in an exhibition game in 2012 in Istanbul. McCalebb had originally chosen to stay overseas because of a lucrative contract but has decided to give the NBA a shot. He could be a quality backup point guard . Boston Globe

September 26, 2014 Updates
September 23, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers haven’t given up on their quest of signing veteran shooting guard Ray Allen. “Until he signs, that’s going to be a target for everybody,” Griffin said. “Ray is someone who fits us as a shooter. His championship pedigree fits us at a really high level. With James, Mike and LeBron here, I think he’d feel comfortable with our group. At the same time, it’s possible he’s not sure he wants to keep playing. He’s in no hurry to make a decision. We’ll play that out as far as we can.” Morning Journal

September 22, 2014 Updates

Ray Allen has yet to decide whether he will play another year, but the Cavs are ready if he does. "I think in his case when he decides this is something he's passionate about we are going to be more than willing to let him know how passionate we are about him. I don't think we would ever give up on it," Griffin said. "Until he signs that is going to be a target for everybody. Ray is somebody that fits us as a shooter. His championship pedigree fits us at a really high level." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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