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Surprise, surprise! Ray Allen, who was seriously considering retirement after ending his 18th NBA season in June, is nearing an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers to return for yet another year, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Glove.


There are two primary reasons for his decision: Hoping to win another title before he calls it quits and playing with LeBron James.

Allen told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst last month he wanted to play with LeBron even if it meant playing in another city:

Allen has a desire to continue playing alongside LeBron James, whom he developed a close relationship with during their two seasons together in Miami, whether it is with the Heat or another team. James and Allen vacationed together last week after the Heat were beaten in the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.

Allen, 39, will become the third member from the 2013 Miami Heat outside of LeBron that will be moving to Cleveland, joining Mike Miller and James Jones.

With Miller, Jones and Allen, the Cavaliers will be able to surround LeBron and Kyrie Irving with proven threats from beyond the arc. However, Allen averaged the fewest points per game of his entire career in the 2013-14 season, averaging 9.6 points in 26.5 minutes of action.

Is it too early to call these teams the Miami Cavaliers and the Cleveland Heat?


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