And LeBron James recruiting trail continues.
According to Dom Amore of The Hartford Courant, LeBron James has been making calls to Ray Allen about joining the Cleveland Cavaliers — or he never stopped.
Meanwhile, as the memory of the Miami Heat’s loss to the Spurs in the NBA Finals fades, Allen, who averaged 26 minutes and 9.6 points off the bench and made 37.5 percent of his three-point shots last season, is taking calls from LeBron James and others hoping to lure him to Cleveland, where he would rejoin James.
“I don’t want to go into a situation where I don’t understand the coaching, don’t understand the direction of the team,” Allen said. “My family is very important in making the decision. Right now, there is nothing that I need to do. If I ultimately decide this will be it for me, I’m content with that.”
Hornets lose Vonleh
Per the Charlotte Hornets, first round draft pick Noah Vonleh is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia injury.
Apparently Vonleh suffered the injury during a workout last week, and is likely to miss the start of the season. Even if Vonleh recovers around the projected date, he’ll still be pushing the start of the season.
The Hornets season opener is Oct. 29 against the Milwaukee Bucks.