LeBron James could be luring Ray Allen to Cleveland
With the Cavaliers lingering around .500, LeBron James is hoping to add one of his former running mates in Miami to the Cleveland roster.
According to ESPN, James met with face-to-face with free agent Ray Allen last month while nursing an injury in hopes of bringing the all-time leader in 3-pointers to northwest Ohio for another run at an NBA title.
This would be Allen"s 19th season in the league if he decides to return. The 39-year-old told reporters last month that he would decide on his return status in January.
"At my age, I need to stay in shape," Allen told the Sun-Sentinel earlier this week, possibly hinting at a return.
Last year Allen was remarkably durable for a guard in his 18th season. He played in 73 regular season games and all 20 postseason games for the Heat, averaging 9.3 points per game in the playoffs.
Allen has remained close with members of the Cavaliers" roster that he played alongside in Miami, including Mike Miller and James Jones. Allen and his family took a trip to the Bahamas this summer with Jones, James and their families.
The Cavaliers could use the boost from behind the arc. Cleveland is just 17th in the NBA in 3-point fireld goal percentage (.347) and 11th in 3-pointers made per game (8.3).