According to multiple reports, the two-time NBA champion Ray Allen will return to the NBA next season. Allen has not retired yet and he last played for the Miami Heat, the team he won his second championship ring with. Could he sign with the Heat again and will they even pursue him?
Allen is about to turn 41 and at that age, he most likely cannot have a big impact on the game. However, the Heat could use him as a mentor for the younger players, especially Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson, who are very good shooters. Allen himself is one of the greatest shooters in the NBA history, with a 40% career 3-point percentage.
The 40-year old guard spent 18 seasons in the NBA and won numerous accolades, there is no doubt that he would be a great mentor for other players. While wearing a Heat jersey, Allen averaged 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 152 regular season appearances. He will be forever remembered for his incredible shot in game 6 of the 2013 NBA finals, when he tied the game with a corner three, bringing the Heat back to life and eventually winning a championship with them.
Things may not be as easy for the Heat, however, as Allen would most likely want to play for a title contender. There are several rumors about him being interested in the San Antonio Spurs, but there is also a chance that he signs with the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers. Would he choose the Heat over these three teams?