NBA Rumors: Ray Allen plans to retire a champion, could join Warriors as ‘Splash Father’ or Cavs as King James’ ‘Sniper’

NBA veteran Ray Allen is considering making a comeback to the league. The 40-year-old shooting guard is reportedly showing interest to join the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers or the San Antonio Spurs.

Ray Allen, one of the best shooters in history of the league, last played for the Miami Heat in the 2013-14 NBA season. He won two championships in his career, with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and with the Miami Heat in 2013.

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According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Ray Allen’s agent was having talks with the Golden State Warriors about the possibility of joining them next season. However, the Warriors are still undecided whether they want to pursue the 10-time All-Star.

The Golden State Warriors recently acquire Kevin Durant and needed to release two of their players to make salary cap room. Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut were traded to the Dallas Mavericks as part of the process. However, the Warriors might consider the offer if Ray Allen is willing to take a discount.

Ray Allen will be a good fit with Steve Kerr’s ‘small-ball’ strategy. He can be a good backup for either Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant. If the Warriors decides not to sign him, there will surely be other NBA teams who are interested in him.

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According to Chris Haynes of, the representatives of Ray Allen have reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers about his possible return in the league. Ray Allen and Cavaliers star forward LeBron James were teammates with the Miami Heat.

Recalling in 2013 NBA Finals, Ray Allen saved Dwyane Wade and LeBron James when he made a game-tying three-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6. The Miami Heat forced Game 7 and win the NBA championship title.

Ray Allen’s desire to make a comeback and join one of the powerhouse teams in the league basically means that he wants to retire a champion.

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