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Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers has revealed that the franchise has reached out to veteran star Ray Allen about joining them this season.
The Warriors are currently top of the Western Conference with an NBA-best record of 19-2 after going on a 14-game winning streak which is still active.
Rookie coach Steve Kerr seemingly has all the right pieces that he needs to make a real championship push, but it appears as though the franchise is still looking to strengthen.
“We threw our team out there at his representation, and I think they’re vetting what they want to do,” Myers said.
“Obviously you’ve got to look at a guy like that. He’s a smart enough guy. He’s going to look around the league to see what’s best for him.”
It has previously been reported that Allen has a number of teams still interested in bringing him back into the NBA, with the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs amongst those understood to be monitoring his situation.
Allen’s representatives told ESPN on Friday that there is no update on his status, but the 39-year-old would undoubtedly still play a role for a championship contender.
He averaged 9.6 points per game last season with the Miami Heat, which was the lowest total of his career, but he remains one of the game’s all-time best three-point shooters, which in contrast makes the Warriors move seem unlikely given their threat from beyond the arc with the current roster.
Allen is expected to make a decision early next year on his future with a reported preference to link up with LeBron James again. However, Cleveland are likely to look to strengthen their defense rather than bring in another veteran offensive threat.