Skip to content

Report: Clippers to make a run at recruiting Ray Allen

Aug 29, 2014, 6:43 PM EST

2014 NBA Finals - Game One Getty Images

Ray Allen may or may not choose to play next season.

Retirement is a very real option; after Allen won championships in 2008 with the Celtics and again in 2013 with the Heat (while hitting one of the most incredible shots in Finals history along the way), there isn’t much left to accomplish that would enhance his Hall of Fame resume in what would be his 19th NBA season.

But there is that competitive itch. And while it may be a while before Allen decides whether or not to return, he’ll have at least two teams patiently waiting that will attempt to retain his services.

From Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles:

The Clippers have 11 players under contract, two under the league minimum. They will be bringing in veterans for workouts.

Doc Rivers had been in contact with Ray Allen earlier this summer. Expect the Clippers to make a run at him again.

In addition to the Clippers, of course, Allen has been linked to the Cavaliers, where he could join three of his former Heat teammates, including LeBron James.

L.A. traded Jared Dudley for two players that they waived using the stretch provision, which gave the team additional roster flexibility and some space under the cap to add players on minimum salary deals.

It’ll be interesting to see whether the bond with Rivers or the one with James is stronger if Allen chooses to come back next season.

Latest Posts
  1. Paul Pierce ‘shocked’ by Celtics trade of Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

    Dec 28, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo AP

    It had been brewing for a while, but it still caught most of us by surprise.

  2. Lakers claim Tarik Black off waivers, create roster spot by waiving Xavier Henry

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings

    Nice move by the Lakers, who pick up a promising big man prospect with an inexpensive non-guaranteed contract.

  3. Kyrie Irving to miss second straight game, out Sunday vs. Pistons

    Dec 28, 2014, 4:29 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New York Knicks Getty Images

    Knee injury suffered on Christmas Day will continue to keep Irving sidelined.

  4. Kobe Bryant will return to Lakers lineup Sunday vs. Suns

    Dec 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings Getty Images

    Bryant has uncharacteristically sat out the previous three games simply to rest.

  5. PBT’s Top 10 NBA stories of 2014, No. 9: Eastern Conference inadequacy

    Dec 28, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

    Eric Bledsoe, Marcus Morris AP

    Western Conference ends season with huge advantage, begins another right where it left off

  6. John Wall with another 360 layup (VIDEO)

    Dec 27, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards Getty Images

    He’s done it twice in the last two games.

  7. Hornets’ coach explains why Noah Vonleh barely sees the court

    Dec 27, 2014, 8:02 PM EST

    2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot Getty Images

    A sports hernia kept him out of training camp and the rookie has never caught up with the learning curve.

  8. Rodney Stuckey says Pistons’ downward spiral began with Chauncey Billups trade

    Dec 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Chauncey Billups Chauncey Billups

    Stuckey says the trade robbed the locker room of accountability.

  9. Tobias Harris trash talked LeBron, then LeBron goes off, leads Cavs to win

    Dec 27, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Cleveland at Orlando Getty Images

    LeBron James was in “chill mode” and this team is vulnerable when he is.

Featured video

Who will land Josh Smith?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Durant (9339)
  2. K. Bryant (8434)
  3. J. Smith (7635)
  4. K. Martin (7343)
  5. K. Leonard (7046)
  1. C. Bosh (6956)
  2. Z. Randolph (6474)
  3. T. Parker (6365)
  4. T. Jones (6234)
  5. D. DeRozan (6180)