Cavs Rumors: Ray Allen To Make Decision After All-Star Break, Cavs Among Strongest Suitors

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After a half-season of keeping a number of teams in limbo, veteran Ray Allen has reportedly said he will decide whether or not he’ll return to the NBA after the league’s All-Star weekend.

According to Brian Windhorst of, Allen could have meetings with a number of contending teams that have expressed interest in signing the free agent. Chief among them, of course, are the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have an open roster spot and still need to bolster their depth on the bench.

Allen and LeBron James met last month in Miami while James was rehabbing a knee injury that kept him out of action for two weeks. Allen’s friendship with other Cavaliers, Mike Miller and James Jones, could also end up playing a role.

Other teams looking to sign Allen are the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and Allen’s most recent team, the Miami Heat.

The Hawks appear to be the Cavs’ main competitor in this horse race, since they currently have the best record in the NBA and are more of a three-point shooting team, Allen’s forte, than Cleveland.

One other reason, which could turn out to be the most important, is that Atlanta is much closer to Allen’s Miami home.

The Cavaliers will host the Heat on Wednesday night, the first of two games before the start of the week-long All-Star break.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.