Allen reportedly set for MRI scan on his knees before making decision…
Veteran guard Ray Allen is expected to return for his 19th season in the NBA and could join former team-mate LeBron James at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to the Boston Globe, Allen is leaning towards joining the Cavs as they continue to construct a roster that will compete for an NBA championship next season.
Having opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat earlier this month, James decided to return home which has led to significant optimism in Cleveland with regards to their chances next year.
Former Heat forward Mike Miller has already joined the Cavs on a two-year deal and revealed that he was making an effort to recruit Allen as he believes that the veteran will play a key role in the playoffs with his experience and ability to hit big-time shots.
Allen, 39, played 73 games for the Heat in the regular season last year and all 20 post-season games whilst averaging 9.3 points per game on 41 percent shooting in the playoffs.
Although there is understood to be interest from several teams across the league, the Cavaliers are the front-runners to secure the former Boston Celtics star’s signature, as they look to add depth to their bench.
Along with James and point guard Kyrie Irving, the Cavs are believed to be still in the process of assessing their trade options, with No.1 overall Draft pick Andrew Wiggins involved in a trade deal for Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love.
It is reported that Wiggins will sign a contract with the franchise in the coming days which would prevent any trade from taking place for 30 days, but ultimately it appears as though Cleveland has their sights set on Love and if a deal can be made, then they will offer what Minnesota are asking for.