There has been speculation that free agent shooting guard Ray Allen has considered retirement. Of course, the 39-year-old also has the option of joining several contenders that have been in pursuit of him for the past few weeks. One team in particular that could convince Allen to continue playing is the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs have reportedly shown heavy interest in Allen, who could be exactly what the team needs in order to repeat. Obviously, Allen is not someone who is going to eat up a lot of minutes on the court. With that said, he is someone who is going to give San Antonio an edge on the perimeter, which could be enough to have devastating effect against opponents.
Yes, the Spurs are already a team with incredibly talented perimeter shooters. For that reason, fans may wonder why the organization would spend money on another one when there are other areas of need. Let’s just say that acquiring the league’s all-time leading 3-point shooter is as far from a bad idea as one gets, especially since he shot 37.5 percent on 4.2 attempts per game from beyond the arc in 2013-14.
At this point, I have to assume the Spurs are the heavy favorites to land Allen. Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers are interested, San Antonio is an organization with a winning past. Allen wants to go out on top, and as much as I believe the Cavaliers are favorites to win it all in 2014-15, the Spurs give him the best chance to do so.