Free agent and former Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen is reportedly preparing to make a comeback by joining the 2016 NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to sources, his representatives have already reached out to LeBron James' team.
The last time Allen played professionally was in 2014 when he was still with Miami. During that same year, he became a free agent with a plan to sit out the rest of the season. He promised his fans that he will return for the 2015-2016 season but that obviously did not happen.
This time, though, after taking a two-year break, it seems Allen is now ready to return to the NBA. According to ESPN, his agents are already preparing for his return and have starting contacting teams that could accommodate him.
Of course, Allen probably wants to make a big entrance in the NBA by joining a strong team which could be the reason why his representatives got in touch with the Cavs. Details of the conversation between these two parties, however, are still unknown but it seems Allen is looking to win another championship by trying to join the Cavs.
But aside from the Cleveland team, another franchise that his agents reportedly talked to as well are the Golden State Warriors. This would make sense since they were a very strong contender for the championship this year, even though they blew a 3-1 lead. But, despite the loss, Golden State has started building a powerhouse roster with the acquisition of Kevin Durant.
However, the calls made by Allen's representatives do not automatically mean that he will get signed by the Cavs or Warriors for the 2016-2017 season. For one, he is about to turn 41 years old this month. And, despite being one of the greatest shooters in history, Allen's performance has significantly dwindled.
His career-high average reached 26.4 points per game in 2006 when he was still with the Seattle Supersonics but before taking a break from the NBA in 2014, this dropped to only 9.6. This shows that age has already taken a toll on Allen and signing him may not be a very lucrative deal for the Warriors or Cavs.