It turns out that LeBron James was doing more than just rehabbing his injury during his two weeks off. James spent some of that time rehabbing in Miami, but he also met with former teammate and NBA leader in three pointers, Ray Allen, talking to him about joining him with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
When asked about a return to the league a few months ago, Allen said that teams should ask him again in January and then he would make a decision on whether or not play a 19th season in the league. The last time he played was in the 2014 finals when the Heat lost to the Spurs.
Although he hasn’t played in about six months, Allen keeps working out and staying in shape.
"At my age, I need to stay in shape," the 39-year-old Allen said.
James isn’t the only Cavalier to keep in touch with Allen, also Mike Miller and James Jones—who were both teammates of Allen in Miami—could impact Allen’s decision.
Last year, Allen played in 73 games and averaged 9.6 points per game. He played in all 20 postseason game for the Heat in 2014, shooting 41 percent from the field and averaging 9.3 points per game.
The Cavs have a 23-20 record this season and rank fifth in the Eastern Conference. They are starting to click as a team, as they have won four straight after a 106-92 win over Utah, Wednesday night.
Cleveland is averaging 101.0 points per game, and are shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 34 percent from the three-point line. Allen shoots 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc for his career.