Three months into the season, Ray Allen still has yet to sign with a team. That could change soon: the 39-year-old sharpshooter has been resting since this summer, on the fence about retiring or continuing to play.
From ESPN Radio’s Ryen Russillo:
Hearing Atlanta trying to get in the Ray Allen mix. Cleveland still the favorite. Look for decision after All-Star break.
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) February 5, 2015
Adding Allen’s shooting to an already lethal Hawks offense sounds great, but with how well the team is playing, it might not be a good idea to mess with the chemistry unless someone gets hurt.
The Cavs make more sense for Allen, given his close relationship with LeBron James from their two years together in Miami. The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards are other teams who could get in on the bidding potentially, given their needs on the roster.
Allen shot 37.5 percent from three-point range last season with the Heat, which is decent for most players but a down year for one of the best outside shooters in NBA history. He’s one of the oldest players in the league, but after an extended time off, he should be in good shape, and shooters tend to age well. He could absolutely help a team.