Report: 'Growing belief' Ray Allen won't play this season

There's a growing belief among NBA executives interested in signing Ray Allen that he will not play in the NBA this season, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
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Executives from NBA teams interested in signing Ray Allen increasingly believe that he will not play this season, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Wojnarowski reported that Allen hasn't begun the process of selecting a team or indicated through his agent that he wants to play. From the report:

Allen has been working out, but nothing to the level that would indicate an imminent return to get into NBA playing shape, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Still, there's time for Allen to make a decision, but as one general manager said Friday, "It's getting late in the game for this to happen."

There has long been an assumption the Cleveland Cavaliers would be frontrunners to sign Allen, but teams had been told that Allen would be open to opportunities throughout the league if he decided to play. Most contenders had an interest in Allen, but several have lost eagerness in checking with his agent about the status of Allen's decision process.

Allen, 39, spent the previous two seasons with the Miami Heat. He reportedly was set to decide on his future after All-Star weekend.

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In 2013-14, he averaged 9.6 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three-point range in 26.5 minutes per game.

Over 19 seasons in the league, the 39-year old has averaged 18.9 points. He is the NBA's all-time leader in three-point field goals made.

Multiple teams reportedly have been linked to Allen, including the Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks.

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