The rich became richer this offseason, as the Golden State Warriors continue to add pieces to their already-formidable roster. Kevin Durant decided to join the Warriors. Notable free agents are also eyeing a move to the Bay Area in the hope of winning an NBA title next season.
Ray Allen Coming Out of Retirement to Join Warriors Super Team?
The Warriors dominated last season with their three-point shooting and they can become more dangerous from beyond-the-arc, as reports indicated they are eyeing Ray Allen. The sharp-shooting guard has not played since the 2013-14 NBA season, but the Warriors are trying to convince him to comeback, Basketball Insiders revealed.
According to the report, the Warriors have been eyeing a deal with Allen since 2014. The 18-year-veteran will turn 41 years old on July 20 but is reportedly in great shape for another run next season. In the event the former Connecticut standout comes out of retirement, he could sign for the veteran’s minimum of around $1.5 million.
Will LeBron James Spoil the Possible Deal?
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James know they need to add more pieces this summer in order to defend the title, especially after Durant joined the Warriors. While there are no reports of talks between the Cavaliers and Allen, James could play his part and recruit the two-time NBA champion for another title run next season.
James and Allen developed a close relationship during their two seasons together in Miami. The four-time MVP also tried to recruit Allen in 2014 after returning to the Cavaliers. And from the looks of it, James could also get one more ace in his pitch for Allen if Dwyane Wade decides to take a pay cut and sign with the Cavaliers this season.
Wade has already cancelled free-agency meetings this week, ESPN reported. It could mean the superstar guard has already made a decision. The most intriguing among all speculations at this point is a possible reunion with James — and possibly Allen — in Northeast Ohio.
Allen played in 73 games for the Heat during the 2013-14 NBA season. The three-point specialist averaged 9.6 points on top of 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists that year, helping the Heat advance to the 2014 NBA Finals, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs.