clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Trail Blazers Contact Ray Allen About Playing: He's Not Interested

Neil Olshey talked to Ray Allen's agent Friday morning after Matthews injury.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Ray Allen is intent on sitting out the 2014-2015 season.  Olshey evidently called and asked Allen's agent, Jim Tanner, if Allen might change his mind.

Nevertheless, Tanner informed the Blazers that Allen, 39, remains intent on sitting out the season and wouldn't consider the possibility of joining Portland - or any other team, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Ray Allen is the most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history and, no doubt, would have been a fabulous addition to the Trail Blazers.  He announced only recently that he will not play this year but did not say he was retired.  ESPN quoted Allen in their story about him:

"Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me," Allen said in a statement released by his agent. "I've ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I'm going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season."

Woj, in his story, suggests that Portland will probably rely on their current wings to replace the shooting void left by Wesley rather than pursue what he calls "the barren free-agent guard market."