Ray Allen on decision about future: 'I'm not in any rush'

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

Free agent guard Ray Allen said he's "not in any rush" to make a decision about his playing future, according to the Hartford Courant.

Allen, an 18-year veteran, is considering whether to retire or play another season in the NBA. After reportedly coming close to announcing a decision in July, Allen is now taking his time.

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"I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes," Allen said.

"I don't want to go into a situation where I don't understand the coaching, don't understand the direction of the team," Allen said. "My family is very important in making the decision. Right now, there is nothing that I need to do. If I ultimately decide this will be it for me, I'm content with that."

If Allen does decide to play next season, he has drawn reported interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, which would reunite Allen with ex-Miami Heat teammate LeBron James. He has also reportedly drawn interest from the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs.

The 39-year-old Allen has scored 24,505 points over his career with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. He holds the NBA record for most career three-pointers (2,973) and won titles with the Celtics in 2008 and the Heat in 2013.

Ben Estes


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