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.
NBA source tells Globe that Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for 19th season and joining LeBron James with #cavaliers
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 24, 2014
Allen had also been pursued, quietly, by the Dallas Mavericks.
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.