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Miami Heat rumors: Ray Allen retirement coming at end of season? (Video)
Miami Heat rumors indicate a Ray Allen retirement might be closer than fans would like. According to a report from Wednesday (Jan. 23), Allen hasn’t even confirmed that he wants to continue playing after the current season.
If Miami can win another title, it may make the transition into retirement very easy for Allen to make.
When asked specifically about what his future holds, Allen was his typical coy self. Allen stated, “I don’t know when I’ll retire. But I’m not going to be that guy who just hangs on.”
When asked if this could be his final season in the NBA, Allen stated that, “It’s possible, yeah.”
With two years left on his contract with the Heat, Allen doesn’t have any reason to rush into retirement.
He is once again putting up nice numbers for fantasy basketball owners, even though he has been forced to come off the bench this season.
Ray Allen could decide that his first season with the Miami Heat will be his final year in the NBA.
Through his first 37 games this year, Allen is averaging 11.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. His numbers are down, but that can be attributed to Allen playing just 25.5 minutes a night.
His shooting percentages are actually up, with Allen posting a 46.8 field goal percentage, 43.2 percent from three-point range, and 89.5 percent from the free throw line.