Cavaliers and Clippers also understood to be interested in signing NBA veteran…
The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly joined the race to sign Ray Allen, with the Los Angeles Clippers also providing competition for the veteran NBA star.
According to ESPN, both the Spurs and Clippers have emerged as genuine threats to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the pursuit of the two-time NBA champion.
Allen announced last month that he was still deciding over whether or not he would return for a 19th season in the league, but interest continues to increase in his services as he takes time to make his decision.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers will be fully aware of what Allen brings to a team after their time together with the Boston Celtics, and despite their limited financial flexibility, it is felt as though they would benefit from his experience and the depth that he would provide.
Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off the back of a championship-winning season in which the likes of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili proved that age is irrelevant in the team’s system.
Gregg Popovich’s side have been efficient in finding space for three-point shooters over the years with their passing and ability to space the floor, and Allen would undoubtedly flourish at the AT&T Center.
However, then there is still the option of a reunion with LeBron James in Cleveland, after the former Miami Heat star re-signed this summer and helped recruit the likes of Mike Miller, James Jones and Kevin Love.
It remains to be seen whether or not that is enough to convince Allen to remain in the Eastern Conference, but the sharp-shooter will likely come back next season to improve on his regular-season record of 2,973 3-pointers made and 385 in the post-season.