Ray Allen Contacts Warriors About Potential Return to the NBA

July 6th, 2016

After adding free agent prize Kevin Durant to the mix on Monday, the Golden State Warriors are finding themselves in a position where veterans are going to want to join the team on the cheap. That became clear when Zaza Pachulia and David West both joined the team on short-term deals following Durant's earth-shattering decision. 

Now comes this report from ESPN's Chris Broussard suggesting that future Hall of Fame guard Ray Allen is considering a return to the NBA with the Warriors. 

Allen, 40, has not played in the Association since the 2013-14 season with the Miami Heat when he averaged 9.6 points while shooting 37 percent from three-point range. The guard owns the NBA record for the most threes made in a career, a number that both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson should surpass at some point in the not-so-distant future. 

If Allen were to come to the Warriors, he'd take the place of Leandro Barbosa as Thompson's primary backup at the two-guard position. We just recently discussed the addition of Durant from a fantasy lens, but Allen's potential addition likely wouldn't have a huge impact in that regard. In reality, he'd be joining the Warriors to play about 12-15 minutes and act as a shooting option on the second unit.