Ray Allen, the greatest three point shooter of all time, is currently still deciding whether or not to play one more season. He most recently spent two seasons playing with LeBron James for the Miami Heat, becoming a central part of winning the NBA championship in 2013.
Allen famously hit the three pointer to snatch victory away from the San Antonio Spurs in game six of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Three point specialist
Allen is the all time NBA leader in three point field goals made, and is a career 40 percent shooter from downtown. There is no doubting if Allen will be an asset to a championship contending team, he will, but it does beg the question if he can handle the rigors of another NBA season. He will be going into his 19th NBA season, and has spent more time on the bench in recent seasons.
It is believed that Allen will be coming back for his 19th season, but the destination is unknown. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorite due to his familiarity with LeBron James, and his title aspirations.
Allen does not see the point in returning for another season without the opportunity to chase his third NBA championship. It is not a foregone conclusion that he ends up in Cleveland. Allen will have many suitors, one of which has already come out of the woodwork. Doc Rivers, Allen's former coach in Boston, has reached out to Allen in an attempt to bring him to the Los Angeles Clippers.
It is believed by those closest to him that he will return to play, but he may not make the decision final until September.
Be it Los Angeles, Cleveland, or some other destination, it will be good to see at least one more year of Ray Allen shooting pure three pointers. Retirement comes with a totality that many NBA players are not ready to face, and if Allen can handle another season, he belongs in the NBA playoffs.