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Ray Allen | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/20/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Connecticut
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The Cavaliers are reportedly pursuing free agent Ray Allen.
This is a transparent move to lure LeBron James back to Cleveland, as Allen has said that he'd like to continue his career alongside LBJ. It's doubtful Allen will make any decisions before LeBron, but Cleveland has nothing to lose by expressing interest in Allen (and leaking it to the media). If the Cavs fail to land LeBron, they're expected to pursue Trevor Ariza and other free agents with their copious salary-cap space. Jul 9 - 11:21 AM

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Ray Allen is "leaning toward" returning for his 19th NBA season, and he reportedly wishes to continue playing alongside LeBron James.

Tethering yourself to LeBron is a great way to ensure you'll play for a championship contender, and Allen even went on vacation with LBJ last week following their Finals defeat. Allen will be 39 years old when the 2014-15 season begins, but he's proven over the past two season that he can still be a key contributor on a winning team.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 4:17 PM

Pat Riley said on Thursday that Ray Allen didn't give him any indication about whether or not he is retiring.

"We probably asked a little bit too much of him," Riley said. Allen was in fantastic shape all season and he looks like he could play for a few more seasons despite how he would be entering his age-39 season next year. He missed just 12 games in the last two seasons with the Heat.
Jun 19 - 8:39 PM

Ray Allen said he will see where his "true heart lies" in the next couple days regarding his retirement.

He made it abundantly clear that he's still playing at the NBA level and even drew the start in Game 5 on Sunday. Allen shot 38.8 percent from deep during the postseason in his 26.4 minutes per game and gave plenty of Eastern Conference teams a headache on the playoff run. The fifth pick from the heralded 1996 draft is more than likely coming back next season.
Jun 16 - 9:21 AM

Ray Allen replaced Mario Chalmers in the starting lineup on Sunday, but he finished Miami's Game 5 defeat with only five points on 1-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had to make some adjustments with the season on the line and he opted for Allen's superior offensive game and veteran poise. The move paid off initially with Miami going on a 22-6 run to start the game, but without Allen on the bench their lack of second-unit production was glaringly obvious -- Michael Beasley led all Heat reserves with nine points. Allen will be an unrestricted FA this summer, adding to the uncertainty surrounding Miami's roster next season.
Jun 15 - 11:13 PM

Ray Allen will replace Mario Chalmers in Miami's starting lineup during Sunday's potential elimination game in San Antonio.

Chalmers' terrible play is at the root of coach Erik Spoeltra's decision, but Allen has copious experience in pressure games and he's averaging a respectable 11.0 points on 48.5 percent shooting in the series. He's a capable ball-handler and the Spurs need no reminder about his 3-point prowess, but Allen's offensive contributions won't mean much if Miami doesn't find a way to lock down defensively.
Jun 15 - 7:50 PM

Ray Allen said retirement is a possibility on Thursday.

"I guess everything [is factored into the decision]," he said. "You get away from it, you sit down and get an opportunity to think about it. It depends on how my body feels. I love the condition I’ve been in over the last couple of years. It’s just a natural progression." This isn't really a big deal and Allen continues to show he's in terrific shape. He'll likely be back next year.
Jun 13 - 11:29 AM

Ray Allen started the second half of Thursday's loss to the Spurs, finishing with eight points, two boards, one turnover and two 3-pointers.

He started in place of Rashard Lewis and coach Erik Spoelstra seems like he has to come up with something new for his starting lineup on Sunday for Game 5. Perhaps Udonis Haslem gets a start or it may be Allen. Ray needs just two more 3-pointers to tie Robert Horry for the most 3-pointers in NBA Finals history.
Jun 12 - 11:43 PM

Ray Allen started the second half for Rashard Lewis in Game 4 on Thursday.

The Spurs absolutely dominated the Heat yet again in the first half and coach Erik Spoelstra had to make a move. Gregg Popovich's team has been doing almost whatever they want on offense these days.
Jun 12 - 10:35 PM

Ray Allen said on Wednesday that he loves how his body feels right now.

He threw down a dunk in transition in Game 1 and looks to be as in great of shape as he was back when he was drafted in 1996. Allen is one of the greatest and will have a chance to break Robert Horry's record for most career 3-pointers in the NBA Finals this week. It sounds like he's going to be ready to go for next season.
Jun 11 - 10:18 PM

Ray Allen played 32 minutes vs. the Spurs during Game 1's 110-95 loss on Thursday, making 6-of-12 from the field for 16 points with three boards, three assists, five steals and three 3-pointers.

He suffered a bloody nose in the first half, but it didn't seem to affect him at all despite how his production dropped after that injury. The Spurs kept their eyes on Allen in transition, which was something the Pacers forgot to do in the Eastern Conference Finals. Obviously, the Spurs are a completely different challenge.
Jun 6 - 12:08 AM

Ray Allen was treated for a bloody nose in the second quarter of Game 1 of The Finals.

He's fine and has already returned to the game. Allen has been red hot before his nose issue, making all three of his shots from beyond the arc for 10 points. The Spurs will have to keep a better eye on him as he gets free off the ball.
Jun 5 - 10:09 PM

Ray Allen used the word "buffoonery" when describing Lance Stephenson's actions towards LeBron James during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Pacers.

Stephenson has been trying to get under LeBron's skin all series, but put aside the trash talking Wednesday night in lieu of blowing in James' ear (click the link for the video). James laughed off Stephenson's actions after the game and said, "Lance is Lance. He's going to do what he needs to do to help his team win. As to the leaders of this team, we're going to do what it takes to help our team win." Ray Allen didn't seem as amused as he added, "No, it's just buffoonery," Allen said. "As players, we just are professional, we come out and do our jobs. He's young. He'll grow up." The Heat will try to close out the series in Miami on Friday, so we'll all just have to wait and see what Stephenson has up his sleeve for Game 6.
May 29 - 9:57 AM

Ray Allen played through his hip injury on Wednesday and hit 5-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds and one assist in a loss to the Pacers.

Allen played well and appears to be ready for Game 6, despite the injury. The Heat will need his long-distance shooting as they look to close out the Pacers on Friday in Miami. The Heat had 17 turnovers tonight, which is a big reason they lost.
May 29 - 12:00 AM

Ray Allen (hip) will play against the Pacers in Game 5 on Wednesday.

He went through his entire pre-game routine and it doesn't sound like he's limited. Allen was able to return from his in-game injury on Monday and it didn't seem to hinder him. Look for the Heat to get him the ball plenty of times throughout the game.
May 28 - 7:53 PM