Ray Allen is one of the best three-point shooters of all time. He is has hit the most three-pointers in NBA history in the regular season and playoffs and is also a career 40% from downtown. He was last seen helping the Miami Heat get to the Finals, but that was 3 years ago. Allen is now 41 and hasn’t played basketball since the Warriors were just a plucky young team.
Despite this, he still receives plenty of interest, not just amongst casual fans but apparently among NBA teams as well. In an interview with ESPN’s “The Jump”, Ray Allen discussed the offers he sometimes receives around the league.
“Most of the inquiries that I have received is, how easily ready am I ready to accept in my role as a vet and mentor the young guys”
“But I wanted to play”
“I didn’t want to be sitting on the team, thinking, what have I got myself into”
Ray Allen’s career will most likely not have a resurgence. At the age Allen is, accepting a role as a mentor is maybe the only option and since he came off a few great seasons on the Heat, it is doubtful he would accept any role that wouldn’t be a near sure thing for a finals appearance and serious playing time.
You can watch the full interview below.