The Spurs have joined the Clippers and Cavaliers in a race to sign free agent guard Ray Allen, according to a report Saturday night from Marc Stein of ESPN.
San Antonio has only one roster spot remaining and is looking at possibly signing Mexican center Gustavo Ayon as insurance for its core veteran frontcourt, according to the report. On Friday, it was reported that the Clippers are interested in acquiring the 39-year-old Allen, who has spent the last two years with LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The Cavs have reportedly been the frontrunner to land Allen ever since James announced in July that he would return to Cleveland, according to the report.
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Allen had said earlier in August that he doesn't want to rush to judgment and instead wants to wait until September to see how he feels about which team is the best situation for him.
The veteran sharpshooter is a 10-time All-Star, winning two NBA titles over the course of his career -- one with the Heat in 2013 and his first in Boston with the Celtics in 2008.
- Marc Weinreich