It must feel good to be Ray Allen at the moment.
Everybody who is anybody is lining up, whether it be via phone calls or actual visits, to get in the ear of the future hall of famer. LeBron James, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, want him; Doc Rivers‘ Los Angeles Clippers are interested and even the San Antonio Spurs, who don’t covet much, want Allen’s services for the upcoming season.
And, now, we can add another team to that unofficial list — the Washington Wizards.
According to J. Michael, a Washington Wizards insider for CSN Washington, the Wizards have contacted Allen.
The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th and final roster open but they’d quickly change gears for Ray Allen. The team contacted the 39-year-old shooting guard early in the free agent process to gauge his interest in signing, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with two people with knowledge of the situation Tuesday.
Allen is still a lethal three-point shooter, despite the fact that he’s nearly 40-years-old. He’s in superb shape and could offer a bench role on any team, especially on those looking to contend which the Wizards are trying to do next season.
Hypothetically, the Wizards do have a nice role setup for Allen behind Bradley Beal. Realistically, though, you’d think that the Wizards are a distant fourth-place for Allen’s services.
At this point, it’s the Cavaliers followed by the Spurs and/or Clippers, then the Wizards. Of course, all of this is assuming that Allen will even play next season, which he hasn’t made clear as of yet.
It’s a longshot, and the Wizards know that, but it’s certainly worth the try.