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Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James reportedly met with former team-mate Ray Allen during his rehab trip to Miami earlier this month.
James was in Miami primarily during a two-week rest period to rehab back and knee strains that he was suffering from, and he has since returned to action and revealed that he benefited hugely from the move.
However, it appears as though that wasn’t the only business he had in Miami, as it is reported by multiple league sources that he took the opportunity to meet with Allen and discuss his future.
The league’s all-time leader in 3-pointers has not returned to the NBA this season after his contract expired with the Heat at the end of last year.
While it was reported that he would have extended with the franchise had James remained, the latter’s move to Cleveland essentially ended that discussion and Allen has since considered the possibility of retirement.
However, interest has been strong from around the league and it is now believed that James has tried to convince him to return with the Cavs while other members of the team have also been in touch including the likes of former team-mates Mike Miller and James Jones.
The 39-year-old hinted this week that a return could be possible and he insisted that at his age, “I need to stay in shape”.
In addition, the Cavs currently have 14 players on their roster which leaves one spot open should they decide to move for Allen if he is open to making a return.
Allen played 73 games for the Heat in the regular season last year and all 20 post-season games as he averaged 9.3 points per game on 41 percent shooting in the playoffs.