LeBron James Trying To Convince Ray Allen To Sign With Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use some help. Sitting firmly in the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are not viewing this season as a success as we reach the NBA All-Star break in a couple of weeks. With the 2015 NBA Trade Deadline now less than one month away, many teams are scrambling to see which players may be made available through a trade. As of now, while it is unknown as to whether or not Cleveland is looking to make another deal, what is known is that LeBron James is trying to recruit one of his former teammates to join him in Cleveland and help the Cavaliers advance deep into the NBA Playoffs. While he was rehabbing multiple injuries in Miami, his former stomping grounds with the Heat, James tried to convince Ray Allen to join him with the Cavs.

The Cavs have an open roster spot. They have a need to improve their shooting from behind the three-point line. They could stand to add another player who could bring along some championship experience. Allen could accomplish that, despite the fact that he has not played since the Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals.

This is not the first pitch that James or any member of the Cavaliers has made to Allen. Mike Miller has remained in contact with Allen. So has Cleveland associate head coach,Tyronn Lue. When teams contacted Allen earlier in the season about making a possible comeback, he told them to check with him in January, and that he would then make his decision to return or remain retired in February.

It is January 22. February is just over a week away. What do you say, Ray?

Allen is not the same player that he was in the past. He may not even be as effective as he was in Miami last season. Still, he could add some experience and a winning attitude to a team that has struggled with some internal issues throughout much of the 2014-2015 NBA season.


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Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.