9:50pm: Allen’s agent tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports that the shooting guard is still undecided on whether to return for another season (Twitter links), asserting that reports to the contrary are false.
4:57pm: Ray Allen has told those close to him that he intends to play next season, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Allen had reportedly been mulling retirement, but it appears as if he’s decided he wants to compete for at least one more season.
The Cavs look to be the front-runner to land the sharpshooting guard, says Broussard, who hears that Allen hasn’t definitively made up his mind yet. Reports suggested that Cleveland’s near certain acquisition of Kevin Love would motivate Allen to hook up with the charged-up Cavs after an earlier report suggested Cleveland might not have been his preferred destination.
Hoops Rumors’ Chuck Myron took a look at the free agent stock of Allen, who will be entering his 19th NBA season. Allen is a surefire Hall of Famer, and even though he’s past his prime, he’ll be able to contribute off the bench to whatever team he ends up on.