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Hawks interested in Ray Allen, have had conversations with his representative

Ray Allen

Ray Allen


Ray Allen is expected to make a decision after the All-Star break — is he going to return to the NBA this season? And if so, where?

He has to decide whether to give up the 70-degree weather and year-round golf to go chase an NBA ring in Cleveland with his friend LeBron James. And if not with the front-runner Cavaliers there is interest from the Clippers, Warriors, Spurs, Bulls, Wizards, Grizzlies...

And Hawks.

Atlanta, the team with the best record in the NBA, the team that just knocked off the Warriors, have reached out to Allen and his representatives, reports Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Hawks have had discussions with representatives for free agent Ray Allen but nothing is imminent, according to a person familiar with the discussions....

The Hawks may be reluctant to disrupt the chemistry of a team that holds the best record in the NBA. However, the team lost guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha for six to eight weeks with a right calf strain.

I don’t believe adding the hard-working veteran Ray Allen is going to disrupt chemistry. And to have his shooting in the mix with Kyle Korver and the rest of that hot-shooting roster would certainly make the Hawks more dangerous

The question, wherever he lands, would what role does he ask for to make a comeback? Does he want to be a starter? How many minutes a night does he want? That said, you can be sure Allen is in shape and will be ready to go upon his return.

That said, don’t be shocked if retirement and golf win out.