Allen has been linked with a reunion with LeBron James in Cleveland…
Former Miami Heat star Ray Allen has revealed that he would be “content” with retiring this summer to bring an end to an 18-year NBA career.
The 39-year-old was a key contributor off the bench for the Heat last season, averaging 9.6 points while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range.
While he will always be remembered for that 3-point shot in the NBA Finals 2013, Allen remains in shape and is undoubtedly capable of contributing to any team that decides to secure his services ahead of next season.
One of those teams could be the Cleveland Cavaliers, with speculation rife over the past fortnight that former Miami team-mates LeBron James and Mike Miller have been pushing to convince him to continue.
However, it is unclear at this stage as to whether Allen will play in his 19th season or opt to retire, with his latest comments suggesting that he is at ease with whatever decision he takes.
“My family is very important in making the decision,” Allen told the Courant.
“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.
“I’m not in any rush,” he added. “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 went on to evaluate the reasons in favour and against him continuing his playing career, with the fact that he is still in great shape being the most notable argument to support extending his time in the league.
In contrast, he appreciates everything that he has achieved in the game over the course of his career, and he is considering whether or not it is the right time to focus on his other passions which include his work with children in his basketball camps.