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NBA veteran Ray Allen is understood to be set to decide on his future after the All-Star break which takes place between February 13-15.
The 39-year-old has continued to enjoy life away from basketball for the first three months of the regular season, and in that time numerous teams have been linked with a move for him.
As of yet, he has yet to return to the league, but that could change after the All-Star break as he assesses his options and looks to join a team with legitimate championship aspirations.
“Hearing Atlanta trying to get in the Ray Allen mix. Cleveland still the favourite. Look for decision after All-Star break,” ESPN’s Ryan Russillo said on Twitter.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Hawks would benefit from adding Allen to the roster given the level that the current group are already playing at.
While it could disturb the balance on the roster, Cleveland looks a better fit as they would benefit from the additional outside shooting while Allen would be reunited with LeBron James after their successful stint together in Miami.
The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards should also be monitoring his situation given their needs at that position, with Allen shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range last season with the Heat.
Although he is one of the eldest players in the league, Allen has made a point of staying in shape even during his spell on the sidelines and he will certainly be a useful addition for many teams around the league.