Mar 20, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34) celebrates his three-point basket with LeBron James (6) in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Ray Allen Joining Cleveland Cavaliers?

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There was only one way in which Ray Allen would be returning to the NBA for a 19th season — and such situation would have him playing with LeBron James, wherever he decided to play. So when the King lettered his intent to return home to play for his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the writing on the wall became more apparent.

Ray Allen to the Cleveland Cavaliers was pretty much a forgone conclusion.

New team, with a fresh core and LeBron James, how could Allen say no to that?

Short answer: he’s not.

At least according to most reports. Per Gary Washburn, the 39-year-old two-time NBA Champion is leaning towards accepting a deal with the Cavaliers, reuniting him with one LeBron James.

Allen had also been pursued, quietly, by the Dallas Mavericks.

However, with Allen leaning towards Cleveland, the Mavs have now turned their attention to Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson. A deal between the Mavs and Nelson is pretty much done.  

Allen averaged upwards of 11 points per game in his two seasons with LeBron James in Miami, and shot at least 37 percent from three in both seasons. 

The “Miami” Cavaliers have already added two of LeBron’s former Heat teammates, Mike Miller and James Jones, as they look to add another in Allen. 

 

 

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