Report: LeBron looking to recruit Ray Allen for playoff run
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Report: LeBron looking to recruit Ray Allen for playoff run
Thursday January 22nd, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James met with free agent shooting guard Ray Allen while rehabbing in Miami earlier this season, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports.

James and Allen were teammates on the Heat for the last two seasons, winning the 2013 title and losing to the Spurs in the Finals last season. The 39-year-old Allen has not decided whether he will join a team this season or retire.

While recovering from knee and back injuries in late December and early January, James spent time in Miami, citing the warm weather as beneficial to his rehab. McMenamin reports that James also recruited Allen to join the Cavaliers this season.

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In 73 games last season, Allen averaged 9.6 points while shooting 37.5 percent on three pointers. He is the NBA's all-time leader in three pointers made.

Cleveland recently acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the Knicks. The Cavaliers are currently No. 11 in made three pointers, but just No. 19 in three point percentage.

The Cavaliers have won four straight games and are currently the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 23-20 record. They host the Hornets on Friday.

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