Rumours began circulating Tuesday morning that sharpshooter Ray Allen had agreed terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with one source claiming it was a 'done deal'.
Not so fast
Later that evening by Ray Allen's agent Jim Tanner would have to clarify the situation for the sports world, presenting the knowledge that the 39-year-old is still mulling over his options and remains a free agent despite the increased speculation surrounding a move to Cleveland.
Tanner who is a part of Tandem Sports would explain directly on Twitter about Allen's current stance, he said: "Amid continued rumours and having spoken with Ray today, let me be very clear... (cont. 1/2)"
Before adding: "Ray’s position has not changed. Ray has not decided if he will play this season nor has he signed w/ the @Cavs (2/2)"
It has been no secret that LeBron James has made a big effort to team up with the NBA's all-time leading three point marksmen in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
With James' return to the Cavaliers, the franchise began its infant stages of building a dynasty, recruiting Kevin Love from Minnesota with a blockbuster trade and adding veteran pieces to surround their new 'big three' in James, Love and point guard Kyrie Irving.
Allen was a desired target much in the way that players like Mike Miller and Shawn Marion can add experience and valuable scoring off the bench, but despite the very appealing destination built for Allen in Cleveland, he is still undecided.
Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has made contact with Allen's representatives as he tries to lure the shooting guard to chase another ring with LeBron James with the Cleveland franchise.
James Jones is another former member of the Heat who has been convinced by James to uproot to Cleveland, he has tried recruiting Allen as well, Jones said: "He knows we'd love to have him here,"
Allen explained back in August 2nd for his reasoning behind prolonging his decision, in a statement he said:
"To continue playing, really, the only argument is I can because I'm in great shape, But just because you can doesn't mean you have to. Many people over these last couple of weeks have lobbied for me to continue to play. My argument for not playing is, I have done a significant amount in my career and I appreciate everything that has come my way and as I've gotten older, I'm 39, there are so many things in life I want to be able to do to affect change -- like being around kids full time, which I enjoy."
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