HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

July 9, 2014 Updates

In the aftermath of their salary-clearing trade with the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, the Cleveland Cavaliers also have expressed interest in free agent guard Ray Allen, a person familiar with the Cavs' process told USA TODAY Sports. USA Today Sports

After shedding nearly $22 million in cap space in a proposed three-team trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers are also pursuing free agent shooting guard Ray Allen, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. The cap-clearing maneuvers would primarily allow the Cavs to make a max offer to LeBron James, but Allen could join the team under a team-friendly deal. The two players are good friends, and Allen has said he has a desire to continue playing alongside the four-time league MVP. ESPN.com

Alex Kennedy: The Cavs may be pursuing Ray Allen, but there's no guarantee that Ray will play next season. I'm told he's strongly considering retirement. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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Side by side in the Heat locker room afterward, Ray Allen and Shane Battier dressed after a game for perhaps the last time. These are two pros who helped create the fabric of this team. It's been known for a while Battier is retiring. "I've given all I can to the game,'' he said. "I can't give anymore. I'm OK." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ray Allen started in place of slumping Mario Chalmers, a desperate lineup change by coach Erik Spoelstra, but that didn’t work, either. Nothing worked but LeBron James. “Not disappointed in any of my teammates,” James said afterward – even though he hadn’t been asked about any of his teammates. Miami Herald

June 15, 2014 Updates

Miami will try to fight off elimination in the NBA Finals tonight with Ray Allen in the starting lineup and regular starting point guard Mario Chalmers on the bench. The Heat announced shortly before tipoff in San Antonio they will start LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis and Allen. They also deactivated Greg Oden and Justin Hamilton, meaning Michael Beasley will be available for the first time in this series. Palm Beach Post

Instead of being surly, determined, convincing, most of them looked content, resigned to their fate, though hoping for the best after arriving back in Texas on Saturday. “Today is a new day. I have another opportunity to help this team keep our season going,” said LeBron James. “But I also know that — I don’t know, I’m in a good place in my life. It’s basketball. I understand it’s the media and the sport is the greatest sport in the world. I love it. It’s done so many great things for me, but it’s just basketball. It’s just basketball.” Ray Allen said the same thing to a smaller group of us. “It’s just basketball.” But Allen also summed up why Miami has had so much trouble slowing down San Antonio’s impeccable offensive attack. “There’s nobody that’s not in play,” Allen said. “You have to guard a man-and-a-half, sometimes two men in a given possession.” Toronto Sun

June 13, 2014 Updates

When asked how much longer he wants to play in the NBA, the 38-year-old says he isn’t sure. “I don’t know,” Allen said. “I mean, it’s not something that I think about right now. I enjoy what I’m doing and I appreciate what has happened, what I’ve gone through in my career. Time will tell when it gets here, when it’s time [for me to retire].” Basketball Insiders

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