Cleveland Cavaliers all-star small forward met with current free agent guard, and former Miami Heat teammate, Ray Allen while LeBron was in Miami to rest and recover, in an attempt to convince Allen to join the Cavaliers this season and contribute to potentially play for another ring.
Allen, the NBA’s all time leader in 3 point scoring, told the league and various teams back in December to get in touch with him in January to see if he will in fact return for his 19th season in the NBA, and then figure out which team he would play for, if he so chose to return, in February.
While, at the moment, nothing is set in stone by any means, the Cavaliers have been making sure to keep in contact with the guard in an effort to keep him open to the idea of joining the Cavaliers. In addition to LeBron, James Jones and Mike Miller, who also played with Allen during their time in Miami, have also been keeping in touch with Allen.
Cavaliers associate head coach Tyronn Lue has also been keeping in contact with Allen, as Lue knew Allen from his time spent as an assistant coach in the Boston Celtics Organization.
Allen has been keeping the possibility of a return open whenever asked about it, though he has remained non-committal.
The addition of Allen would be a big get for the Cavaliers who currently rank 17th in 3 point percentage, at 34.7%, and 11th in number of 3 pointer made per game, at 8.3.
Allen who has been one of the most consistent 3 point shooters in the history of the NBA with a quick, smooth stroke and an uncanny ability to hit the clutch 3 pointer, would be a big acquisition for any team in the NBA, but the Cavs seem very focused on getting him, and they even have an open spot on the roster that appears to have Allen’s name written all over it.