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December 28, 2014 Updates
December 27, 2014 Updates

This option was always on the table for him, people around the NBA just never thought he’d choose it. But I had heard as far back as last summer that when LeBron left the Heat Allen was hesitant to follow and leave his family and life in Miami to chase a ring in a cold-weather climate. Now Cleveland is far from a sure thing in the East (I’d say their defensive issues leave them third or fourth in the conference) and while there are teams in the West Allen could help that playoff run will be a bloodbath for everyone (you can make a good case for seven teams at least to come out of that conference and make the Finals). Maybe in the end Allen will run through his options and, like the computer in War Games, decide “the only winning move is not to play." CSNNE.com

December 22, 2014 Updates
December 17, 2014 Updates

What’s the solution then? This is exactly why the Warriors have put feelers out for free agent Ray Allen, but have so far gotten no indications that he’s ready to sign with the Warriors. Allen would obviously not be a defensive force, but can you imagine closing a game with Curry, Thompson and Allen on the floor at the same time? I know the Warriors can and have. San Jose Mercury-News

December 16, 2014 Updates

From Google’s yearly ‘trends’ list, which includes the 10 most searched athletes from the NBA, apparently a lot of people were interested in Paul George. George, the most googled NBA player in 2014, suffered a gruesome season-ending injury while playing in a USA exhibition game. The 10 most googled NBA players in 2014 are as follows: 1. Paul George; 2. Carmelo Anthony; 3. Kevin Love; 4. LeBron James; 5. Shabazz Napier; 6. Kevin Durant; 7. Lance Stephenson; 8. Ray Allen; 9. Blake Griffin; 10. Damian Lillard. Diehard Sport

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates

The Clippers could shake up their second unit by adding veteran free agent Ray Allen. Allen, who played for the Miami Heat last season, hasn’t officially retired. A report Saturday had him considering joining five teams – none of which was the Clippers. Still, Rivers said he’s interested. “I think in two or three weeks, he’ll start thinking about teams. I don’t think right know he is. I think he wants to get through the holidays,” he said of Allen’s process. “…I think he’s doing the right thing, honestly. He’s earned this right, to look at the teams and say, ‘I fit here,’ and jump if he wants to do that.” Orange County Register

Rivers said the Clippers would be among the teams with an interest in signing Ray Allen if the veteran guard decides to return to the NBA this season. Rivers said he talks to Allen frequently. "He wants to wait and see if he wants to play, and I think he is doing the right thing and has earned that right," Rivers said. NBA.com

December 13, 2014 Updates
December 11, 2014 Updates

General manager Bob Myers said on 95.7 The Game that the Warriors have contacted the representatives of free agent guard Ray Allen. "We threw our team out there at his representation and I think they're vetting what they want to do," Myers said. "Obviously you've got to look at a guy like that. He's a smart enough guy. He's going to look around the league to see what's best for him." Allen averaged 9.6 points per game last year for the Miami Heat, the lowest total of his 18-year career and the first time he has been under double-digits. The two-time NBA champion is the league's all-time leader in 3-pointers. "He's an elite shooter, he's elite professional and he's been there," Myers said. "He checks a lot of boxes for a player that you want." San Jose Mercury-News

While Allen could be a good addition, Myers acknowledged the problem of finding him playing time could be an issue. "We don't have enough minutes as it is, so it's a question of chemistry too," Myers said. San Jose Mercury-News

December 5, 2014 Updates
November 24, 2014 Updates

Additional help could be on the way, with still-unsigned Ray Allen weighing whether he'll return to the floor for what would be his 19th season. If he does, the Cavs are the undisputed favorites -- and have a gaping hole in their bench unit that is ready-made for Allen to fill. CBSSports.com

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