HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

October 18, 2014 Updates

Six young adults who broke into the home of former Miami Heat star Ray Allen have been sentenced to community service and ordered to make a charitable contribution. Under an agreement with prosecutors Friday that avoids possible jail time for trespassing, each of the six will do 100 hours of community service at a homeless shelter. They also must contribute $1,000 each to a foundation started by former Heat player Shane Battier to help people who are poor afford college. USA Today Sports

October 14, 2014 Updates

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said the team had sincere interest in bringing veteran Ray Allen back to the team during the past summer, but the former Bucks player was not inclined to return. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, still has not signed with any NBA team and has not said if he plans to retire. He played with the Miami Heat the past two years and helped it win the 2013 NBA championship. He also won a league title with the Boston Celtics in 2008. "We did contact Ray," Kidd said. "He's weighing his options to see where he wants to go. But we did have interest." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 12, 2014 Updates

Allen spent the first six-plus seasons of his career in Milwaukee, and the franchise's pitch was a chance to end things where they began. Creative and worth a shot? Yes. Did it work? No. The Wizards are still hopeful, but suffice to say the Cavs are the front-runners as GM David Griffin has been in contact as recently as a few days ago, CSNwashington.com can confirm. Still, nothing. CSNWashington.com

Coincidentally, I talked with a person close to him Friday who told me nothing has changed. The Wizards have contacted Allen's representatives at Tandem Sports and Entertainment several times, both reported here. The prospect of being a starter again with Beal's absence isn't likely to make Washington any more enticing for Allen. He'll soon be 40. Six teams have actually contacted his reps since he became an unrestricted free agent -- the Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and .... the Milwaukee Bucks. Yes, the latter is not a mistake. CSNWashington.com

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

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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

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