If you're waiting to see where Ray Allen will end up for the 2014-2015 NBA season, don't hold your breath. The NBA legend told the Hartford Courant on Saturday that he's “not in any rush” to sign anywhere.
Here's what Allen told the Courant:
"I'm not in any rush [to make a decision]. I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes.
"To continue playing, really, the only argument is I can because I'm in great shape. But just because you can doesn't mean you have to. Many people over these last couple of weeks have lobbied for me to continue to play. … My argument for not playing is, I have done a significant amount in my career and I appreciate everything that has come my way and as I've gotten older, I'm 39, there are so many things in life I want to be able to do to affect change — like being around kids full time, which I enjoy.
"So at this point I just feel so good about where I am."
Allen says he's not even sure that he'll play at all next year. If he does, he says it will only be for a title contender with the right coaching situation.
"I don't want to go into a situation where I don't understand the coaching, don't understand the direction of the team," Allen said. "My family is very important in making the decision. Right now, there is nothing that I need to do. If I ultimately decide this will be it for me, I'm content with that."
If the future first-ballot Hall of Famer does decide to return, the Cavaliers, Spurs, and Clippers are rumored to be the top teams in contention for his services.