2-time NBA champion, Ray Allen is expected to decide on his NBA future within the next 10 days reports Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.
"Team executives said they've been led to believe Allen has decided to play this season, and will choose his next team sometime during the All-Star break (Feb. 13-19).
Several executives told FOX Sports Ohio that some teams may have an interest in Allen mainly to keep him from signing with the competition — as Allen has stayed in great shape and is viewed as someone who could still make big shots in playoff games."
Allen, a member of the 2013 Miami Heat championship team has not played in the NBA since the 2014 NBA playoffs. While some may consider the Cavs as frontrunners for Allen's services because of his ties with former teammates LeBron James, James Jones and Mike Miller, the Hawks and Warriors remain intriguing destinations as the top teams in their respective conferences.
As a career 40 percent shooter from downtown, Allen would add to Golden State's array of offensive weapons if he were to sign with the Dubs. The Warriors are second in the league in both three-point makes and three-point percentage. Having a clutch playoff performer and veteran in Ray Allen down the stretch certainly wouldn't hurt.
Meanwhile, Zach Lowe of Grantland mentions Allen's former Boston teammate Kevin Garnett will have his name in the rumor mill over the next week.
It’s also fun to watch the Nets figure out the present and future of their big-man rotation, which includes two pieces — Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett — who will be the subject of trade talks over the next two weeks. Garnett has a no-trade clause, but he holds some appeal to playoff teams who can use a boost off the bench and/or some long-term salary relief — Golden State, Charlotte, Toronto, and others. The Nets won’t engage in any series of deals that leaves them with more long-term salary, so it will be tough to find the right combination of trades that makes dealing Garnett’s expiring contract palatable. But the cranky one can still knock down a midrange jumper and play solid defense.