Ray Allen is one of the best shooting guards in NBA history due to his extremely developed offensive game, his clutchness and of course, his outstanding sharpshooting ability, also being a great leader both on and off the court.
Since announcing his retirement, Allen has been linked with a couple of teams that expect the U-Conn product to make a comeback and help them in a championship push, although he maintains his position to stay put at home.
Nonetheless, let’s take a moment and take a look at the Top 5 destinations for Ray Allen to choose if he decides to return to an NBA court and win yet another championship.
5. Golden State Warriors
This one was pretty much a no-brainer as every single veteran in the league is keen to play for a team that’s completely designed to demolish pretty much everybody and create a legacy in the NBA.
On top of that, that fast paced and spread offense with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry would perfectly fit Allen’s sharpshooting, and he’ll thrive while playing few minutes with the team’s 2nd unit.
4. Boston Celtics
He could also make a double comeback, coming back to the NBA while also coming back to the TD Garden, a place he left using the back door after helping the team win a championship and then leaving for the Miami Heat, their biggest rivals in the East.
So, he could find redemption while helping Brad Stevens and Isaiah Thomas, as the Celtics are constantly getting better and seem poised to dominate the Eastern Conference in the upcoming years.
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
Or, if he chooses to let that Boston door shut, he could go back and play alongside a guy whom he won a couple of rings with, LeBron James, and probably Dwyane Wade if he decides to make a move to the Cavaliers as well as rumored.
Here, he’ll have a great role off the bench like Richard Jefferson or Kyle Korver, providing consistent three-point shooting in the second unit for a team that really relies on the three-pointer on a nightly basis, while having a great shot at playing another NBA Final series.
2. Milwaukee Bucks
Also, he could join one of the most exciting young teams in the NBA to help them with his leadership and experience off the bench, returning to a place where he became one of the greatest shooting guards in NBA history, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Here, Allen would thrive alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Malcolm Brogdon, a team on the rise with a great young coach in Jason Kidd, a guy he knows pretty well. Besides, can you imagine him helping the Greek Freak develop his 3 pointer and mid-range shot? That would be just scary.
1. Los Angeles Clippers
Last but not least, he could play with the Clippers, as there have been several reports that point that they’ll actually keep Blake Griffin and he’ll finally stay there, so playing alongside Chris Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan would be quite attractive for any veteran, and he knows Doc Rivers pretty well from his Boston stint.
On top of that, it seems like the Clippers are willing to let Reddick and Crawford go to the Knicks in order to also bring Carmelo on board, so he could run the second unit’s offense on a team with one of the most balanced benches in the NBA nowadays.