The Miami Heat have some questions to answer this offseason and one of those questions involves the future of Ray Allen. He’s been playing for 18 years and there have been many wondering if he’ll return for a 19th or if this is the point in time where the NBA loses one of it’s last stars from the 90s.
According to Brian Windhosrt from ESPN.com and the Heat Index, Ray Allen is leaning towards returning for one more season in the NBA. It’s worth stressing that nowhere in the report does it mention the Miami Heat as the place Allen would return, rather where LeBron James ends up.
After briefly considering retirement following the Miami Heat’s loss in the NBA Finals, Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for a 19th season in the NBA, according to sources.
Allen has a desire to continue playing alongside LeBron James, whom he developed a close relationship with during their two seasons together in Miami, whether it is with the Heat or another team. James and Allen vacationed together last week after the Heat were beaten in the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.
LeBron is likely to return to the Heat once they show him some love and get him the roster he actually wanted in 2013-14 but didn’t’ get. Allen might not be able to follow LeBron wherever he lands as the team who signs him might max themselves out in the process but Allen returning is just good for the NBA in general and it’s something everyone wants to see.