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Ray Allen: 'Content With Retiring'

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:41:00 +0000

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent Ray Allen isn't in a rush to sign on with a team this summer.

Allen, who won two NBA titles with the Miami Heat, told the Hartford Courant in a recent interview that he hasn't made a commitment to returning for his 19th season.

"My family is very important in making the decision," Allen told the Courant. "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."

The 10-time All-Star could chose to join former Heat teammates LeBron James and Mike Miller in Cleveland, according to the Boston Globe, but Allen is enjoying his summer.

"I'm not in any rush," he said. "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."

Allen averaged 9.6 points off the bench for the Heat last year and has weighed out the pros and cons to returning.

"To continue playing, really, the only argument is I can because I'm in great shape," Allen said. "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."


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