HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

January 30, 2015 Updates
January 25, 2015 Updates

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

January 23, 2015 Updates
January 22, 2015 Updates

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

December 29, 2014 Updates
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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

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