Free agent guard Ray Allen remains undecided on whether to play next season or hang up his Air Jordans for good. Still, the Washington Wizards are reportedly among the suitors vying for the 39-year old future Hall of Famer’s services.
The Wiz could only offer Allen the veteran minimum. Per CSN Washington:
Allen, however, has yet to notify his agent, Jim Tanner, if he intends to even play a 19th NBA season. The shooting guard averaged a career low 9.6 points per game with the Miami Heat last season before becoming a free agent.
Still, Allen can be a valuable role player on the right team and it makes sense for the Wizards to at least put their name in the conversation. Behind Bradley Beal, they could use another shooter to stretch the floor when he goes out and to improve the Wizards’ mid-range accuracy. Plus, coach Randy Wittman’s offensive scheme would seem to fit a shooter such as Allen who’d get clean looks from on corners threes.
Allen accepts coming off the bench and averaged 26.5 minutes per game last season. Would he take a veteran minimum one-year deal for $1.4 million, or something in that range? The Wizards wouldn’t have much more than that to offer. Allen will have suitors with championship potential interested in him such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.