Jun 10, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) reacts during the fourth quarter of game three of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Ray Allen Not Leaning Towards Cavs?

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Ray Allen may be considering joining LeBron James and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, but by no means is he “leaning” in one way or another.

Allen reportedly told Mark Murphy, of the Boston Herald, that he hasn’t made a decision on where he’s playing next season — even if he’s playing next season. He hasn’t decided either way.

“No,” he said when asked about the assumption that he would return as a Cavalier. “There’s so much speculation about me going to Cleveland. I haven’t even decided where I will play. Obviously LeBron and I are great friends, and James Jones and I are really close. But at no point have those two tried to push me in that direction. I haven’t had that conversation. LeBron and I went on vacation to the Bahamas earlier this summer, and we didn’t talk one iota about things. And that was before he made his decision.

“It’s just what they start talking about on TV — where I’m supposed to go. I have not leaned towards Cleveland,” said Allen. “I have not made any mention of going to Cleveland. These last two months were about me physically, and deciding whether I want to play again.”

The 39-year-old Allen is still a more than capable bench player on any contending team. Much more so when calculating a LeBron James on said team. Allen averaged 9.6 points per game (38 percent from three-point range) last season for the Miami Heat.

No one is questioning whether Allen can still play. He can.

The only question that needs to be answered is whether or not Allen wants to play.


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