Ray Allen joined the Miami Heat from the Boston Celtics in 2012, in order to try and land one last ring before retiring from his stellar career.
The veteran shooting guard achieved that in 2013, and a year later is a free agent having just lost in last seasons NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs and looking unlikely to re-sign with the South Beach side.
The favourites to add the three point specialist are the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the Spurs, LA Clippers and Celtics all being potential landing spots.
According to The Miami Herald, the Heat know signing Allen is getting further and further out of their reach.
"The Heat would love for Allen to come back but know that’s unlikely. Associates say he has been conflicted about whether to retire or sign with Cleveland or another top contender (the Clippers and Spurs also want him).
Incidentally, before they were charged with trespassing, the seven teenagers who traipsed through Allen’s home tried to placate Allen and his wife by sending them flowers. The Allen's refused to accept the flowers."
Allen, who was originally selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth-overall pick in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft, was immediately dealt to the Milwaukee Bucks. He has also played for the Seattle Supersonics and Boston Celtics. He is the all time NBA leader in three-pointers made and was named to the All-Star game a whopping ten times.
Over the course of his brilliant, 18-year career, he has averaged 18.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 45.2% from the field, 40.0% from beyond the arc and 89.4% from the free throw line.
Last season, Allen averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 44.2% from the field, 37.5% from three and 90.5%