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Ray Allen: Content With Retirement if that Happens


NBA NewsHighly coveted sharpshooting free agent Ray Allen, is in no hurry to decide if he will play in what would be his 19th season in the NBA, indicating that he would be content with retirement.

Allen told the Hartford Courant that, “My family is very important in making the decision.” Allen continued, “Right now, there is nothing that I need to do. If I ultimately decide this will be it for me, I’m content with that.”

Should Allen decide to return to the NBA it is likely that he would join former Heat teammates Mike Miller and Lebron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Allen told the Courant that he is not rushing the decision on whether or not to return, “I’m not in any rush,” he said. “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.”

Ray Allen was a key contributor to the Miami Heat in the last two seasons playing off the bench and being a go to guy when the Heat needed a last second 3-pointer.

Should Allen decide to hang up the jersey, he will be completing what is more than likely a Hall of fame worthy career.

Over his 18 seasons in the NBA, Ray Allen has averaged a 40% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, hitting 2,973 3’s over his career, the most in NBA history.

Allen, best remembers for his time playing for the Boston Celtics along with Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett, has accomplished many things in his career with 2 championship rings, one with each the Celtics and Heat, and being selected to 10 all star games.

Ray Allen has certainly earned his place among the basketball greats, but there are many people who want to see him come back, and continue his long, impressive career.


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