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Ray Allen reportedly in no rush to decide between free-agent options, retirement

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Ray Allen has emerged as a target in the turf war between LeBron James’ old team and new team.

Both the Heat and Cavaliers want Allen. There are certainly other contenders that would like to add the shooting guard, too.

But after 18 seasons, Allen is not running anywhere.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:

Miami Heat free-agent guard Ray Allen isn’t pressed to make a decision regarding free agency because he is considering retirement, a source told Yahoo Sports.

If Allen delays, he likely loses out on his chance to make the bi-annual exception ($2,077,000) room exception ($2,732,000) as those exceptions get used around the league. Instead, he might have to settle for the minimum salary ($1,448,490).

Soon to turn 39, Allen likely has bigger concerns. A team’s chances of winning a championship and the overall feel of the environment likely play more prominently in his decision.

As long as Allen is amenable to a minimum contract, he can wait as long he wants. There will always be teams lining up to offer him that.

Report: Donatas Motiejunas no-shows physical after Rockets match Nets’ offer

Donatas Motiejunas, Kenneth Faried
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The Nets’ signed Rockets restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas to an offer sheet. Houston elected to match.

Case closed?

Hardly.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

Houston has a right to demand Motiejunas undergo a physical within two days of exercising its matching rights, which it did yesterday. Motiejunas is requires to answer questions truthfully and supply requested medical information.

If Motiejunas fails to meet those requirements, he hangs in limbo until the Rockets decide his fate.

At any time between now and March 1, they could elect to undo their offer-sheet match. That would invalidate Motiejunas’ offer sheet and make him a restricted free agent again, and the Nets couldn’t sign him for a year. On March 2, the same effect will become automatic.

I don’t see what Motiejunas gains by not reporting. If he fails his Houston physical, he’d go to Brooklyn on the terms of the offer sheet.

By not undergoing the physical, he goes nowhere.

Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant team up for floor-is-lava alley-oop (video)

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Klay Thompson might have had the huge game for the Warriors, but Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant teamed up for the Warriors’ most spectacular play against the Pacers.

Once Green released his long outlet pass, the ball travelled three-quarters of the court and into the basket without a player touching it and the floor simultaneously.

Here’s another angle:

Dwight Powell obliterates Cody Zeller on alley-oop (video)

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Andrew Bogut patting Cody Zeller on the head, even if unintentional, was the perfect response to Dwight Powell dunking on the Hornets center.

There, there, Cody. It’ll be OK.

At least Charlotte got a 109-101 win over the Mavericks.

Stephen Curry dumps ice on mid-interview Klay Thompson, who says ‘I’m still hot’ (video)

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Klay Thompson scored an incredible 60 points in 29 minutes.

So, what did Stephen Curry do? Dump ice on his Warriors teammate during the post-game interview, of course.

That didn’t cool down Thompson, who’s probably still hot this morning.