According to ESPN, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in the pursuit of free agent shooting guard Ray Allen.
League sources told ESPN.com this week that the Spurs and Clippers have emerged as two more rivals for the Cleveland Cavaliers to worry about as the Cavs continue to try to lure Allen away from the Miami Heat.
Allen announced last month that he’s still deciding whether he wants to play what would be his 19th NBA season, but that certainly hasn’t done anything to limit interest in the 3-point specialist.
Earlier in August, Allen said at a charity event in Connecticut that he didn’t want to rush into a decision and that he would rather make a decision in September. We’re now two days away from September.
While Allen has ties to Doc Rivers in Los Angeles, perhaps the favorite at the moment has to be LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Immediately after the season, when there were whispers that Allen could possibly retire, people close to Allen reported that the only he would return would be in a situation where he would be playing alongside LeBron.
The Spurs, meanwhile, are also an intriguing option as they come off another NBA Championship. But at the end of the day neither the Clippers or Spurs is LeBron James.
And in the end, he just wins.