There are several teams interested in signing Ray Allen to a one-year deal. Even though the NBA veteran is still unsure about what he wants to do next season, the fact that there are at least three quality championship contenders desperate to sign him should make him want to play. However, Allen is said to feel no pressure to make a decision about his future in the NBA.
“I’m not in any rush [to make a decision],” Allen said during the Citi Ray Allen Basketball ProCamp on Saturday morning, according to CBS Sports. “I’ve played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I’m content with everything that I’ve done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes.”
The San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers have all shown heavy interest in the 39-year-old. The reason all three of these teams could use Allen is because the league’s all-time leading 3-point shooter can still consistently knock shots down from beyond the arc. To have someone of his magnitude come off the bench is a great asset to have, especially late in the season and in the playoffs.
The issue with Allen is not physically being able to play, money or championships because he has all of that. What it comes down to it for him is his family. He does not feel he has anything to prove, which is certainly the truth. Instead, he would prefer to be around his children on a full-time basis. Not to mention, he does not want to join a team where he does not agree with the coaching or the direction the team is headed in. Basically, playing for a legitimate contender is the only reason to suit up for another season.