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February 9, 2015 Updates

Rusty Simmons: The Warriors plan to follow up w/ Ray Allen and his representation. But nothing has changed from the team's perspective. "Nothing imminent." Twitter @Rusty_SFChron

After months of considering his options, veteran Ray Allen plans to decide his NBA future after All-Star Weekend, sources told ESPN.com. Allen, 39, still has not decided whether he wants to return for a 19th season but has been keeping in shape and doing on-court work to keep his options open. Additionally, Allen has been in contact with teams to explore his possibilities and may take meetings during the upcoming All-Star break. ESPN.com

Numerous teams have been staying in touch with Allen in hopes of signing him, including the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and, recently, the Atlanta Hawks. Allen's potential role with a team is expected to be a deciding factor. He shot 39 percent from 3-point range and averaged 9.3 points while playing 26.4 minutes a game in 20 playoff games last season for the Heat after shooting 38 percent from 3 during the regular season. ESPN.com

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When I was first drafted by Boston in 2004, I thought I was a scorer after being named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. But being around some maxed-out players, and after my ACL injury in 2007, I had to find my niche in the league. Paul Pierce helped me out, saying, "If you can guard me in practice every day, you can guard just about anybody." He gave me confidence. A lot of my influence comes from him; he's the best at getting ready to play a game. I also looked at the work ethic of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. Bleacher Report

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Allen is making it known that he wants to return to the NBA, and his list of suitors is growing. The Wizards and Cavaliers are the most notable teams interested, but watch out for the Bulls, who are in need of another long-range shooter with Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Doug McDermott battling injuries. Boston Globe

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Alex Kennedy: Cavs obviously want Ray Allen. But league source says the team that's been most aggressive in pursuing Allen is Wizards. Constantly calling. The Wizards want to reunite Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. They feel Allen's game and veteran leadership would help them as they try to contend. With that said, Ray Allen is still unsure what he’ll do. He has been working out in Miami, and he’s enjoying his time with his family. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

Allen is staying in shape should NBA teams come calling. The 39-year-old former Miami Heat star reportedly has been leaning toward retirement in recent months, but on Monday night signaled interest in returning to the NBA. "At my age I need to stay in shape," he said, if teams need his services as they move toward the second half of the season. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Apart from James' face-to-face meeting with Allen, several other members of the Cavs have kept in contact with the shooting guard this season -- James Jones and Mike Miller, who were also Allen's teammates in Miami, as well as associate head coach Tyronn Lue, who was an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics when Allen played there. ESPN.com

January 20, 2015 Updates

Ray Allen is staying in shape should NBA teams come calling. The 39-year-old former Miami Heat star reportedly has been leaning toward retirement in recent months, but on Monday night signaled interest in returning to the NBA. "At my age I need to stay in shape," he said, if teams need his services as they move toward the second half of the season. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 18, 2015 Updates

Alex Kennedy: On the Ray Allen front, I'm told that nothing has changed. Teams continue to express interest, but he's unsure if he will play this year, Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

January 16, 2015 Updates

The calendar also plays a role. The Wizards aren’t in a rush to fill the final roster spot. The trading deadline is Feb. 20 and the buyout deadline is March 1, while sharpshooter Ray Allen has yet to commit to a team. For now, Washington can wait longer before making a decision on their vacant roster spot. Washington Post

January 9, 2015 Updates

Ray Allen is not out of the picture. He still hasn't given an answer about his intention to play again, but two people on separate sides of the matter have said the Wizards have made "routine" contact -- using this exact word -- since first expressing their interest in July. CSNWashington.com

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