Report: Ray Allen learning toward returning for 19th NBA season

Ray Allen's 2,973 made three-pointers are the most in NBA history. Photo:

Ray Allen's 2,973 made three-pointers are the most in NBA history.

Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th NBA season, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday, citing league sources.

The NBA's all-time leader in three-pointers made was considering retirement, but has apparently changed his mind. He has a desire to continue playing alongside LeBron James, his teammate the last two years in Miami, either with the Heat or with another team, Windhorst reports.

Allen and James reportedly vacationed together last week.

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James opted out of his deal earlier on Tuesday and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Allen, who turns 39 on July 20, will also be an unrestricted free agent.

He averaged a career-low 9.6 points per game in 73 regular-season games, including nine starts, this season. He scored 9.3 points per game in the playoffs, shooting 38.8 percent from three-point range.

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